PhD Research Scientist Vacancy @ Public Health Foundation of India

PhD Research Scientist Vacancy @ Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

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Position Title: Research Scientist

Code: PHFI-RSSC-103

Location: Gurgaon (Haryana)

Duration of Position: One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier

Project Brief :

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Up to 74% of women are reported deficient during the antenatal period in some populations. Supplementation with Iron and Folate have been part of a worldwide strategy targeting anaemia and neural tube defects for many years. However, Vitamin B12 deficiency has received much less attention. Trials on the given subject are limited and those available have either used an ineffective dose or are for a short duration.

This study aims to compare two different doses (a treatment dose in comparison with a dose

known to just prevent further deficiency) of maternal Vitamin B12 supplementation in terms of their effectiveness in removing infant B12 deficiency and neurodevelopment.

Deliverables :

  • Coordinate the scoping exercise for environmental health interventions in Bihar
  • Assess remediation technologies for water purification and other areas relevant to the project
  • Identify and establish relationships with ground partners including government and non-governmental stakeholders
  • Develop baseline profiles of the villages targeted for intervention
  • Coordinate the development of proposals and project reports
  • Assist in CEH activities including outreach and engagement programmes
  • Liaise with NGOs, government institutions, policy makers, national and international bodies for funding and collaborations
  • Coordinate with HR, Administration and Finance team as and when required.
  • Generate quarterly progress reports
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Essential Qualifications:

  • Participate in the conduct of the research with independently managing all analytical aspects of a project, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator
  • Oversee data entry, perform data analysis and undertake capacity building workshop in data analysis of complex trials
  • Assist in the preparation of new grant proposals including such that will support the department
  • Prepare research reports and collectively author peer-reviewed publications in accordance with the aims of this research project
  • Any other job-related responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Essential: Masters degree in Public Health or Biostatistics

Desirable: PhD in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Expertise: Essential

Minimum Three Years of Expertise in the area of specialty

Last Date: November 5 2018

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