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Dr. Kantilal J. Sheth Memorial Building
84A, R.G.Thadani Marg
Worli, Mumbai 400 018, INDIA
Tel: +91 22 24934989 / 24938601
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Job Advertisement

The Foundation for Medical Research (FMR), a Public Trust and a well-recognized national research organization (SIRO) conducts basic biomedical, translational and public health research in the areas of infectious disease, environmental and community health. The Foundation invites applications for the following vacancies for an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-funded extramural project “Evaluating Diagnostic Performance of SMaRT-PCR – a novel, non-invasive diagnostic workflow for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis in children” with a maximum duration of 4 years.

We are a dedicated team of researchers working on a project aimed at addressing the challenges faced in accurately detecting TB in children. We have developed a novel non-invasive diagnostic method called SMaRT-PCR for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis in children. This project focuses on evaluating the clinical utility of SMaRT-PCR and its diagnostic performance against standard diagnostic methods. We are seeking motivated candidates to join our team on this project. All vacancies under this project are on a contractual basis to be filled purely on temporary

Available vacancies, required qualifications and other details are given below.

Name of the Post: Public Health Research Associate (Grade Equivalent-ICMR Project Scientist II, non-medical)

No. of Vacancy: 1

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  • PhD or a Master’s degree in public health or social sciences with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Experience in conducting/managing operational feasibility studies

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in conducting focus group discussions, mixed method analysis, and qualitative research.
  • Experience in working with biosocial project in tuberculosis

Location: Mumbai (extensive travel involved)

Scope of Work:

  • Record and assess the operational challenges in implementing novel diagnostic workflow through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with relevant site staff/project teams at participating health facilities.
  • Prepare tools, surveys questionnaires and evaluation framework for assessing operational challenges.
  • Collate and analyse the qualitative data from the interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Conduct scoping visits in rural and urban areas as directed by study investigators
  • Map health facilities at selected rural and validation sites to identify potential sample collection sites.
  • Support sensitization workshops for clinicians and healthcare staff for their involvement in the project
  • Contribute to writing scientific papers for publication.
  • Support any other work related to the project or other scientific/technical activities

Upper Age limit: 40

Duration: Initially for a period of one year extendable for further project period subject to satisfactory performance of the candidate

Consolidated Salary: Rs 67000 + HRA as admissible, salary commensurate to experience

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, the latest CV, and contact information for two professional references via email to [email protected]. Please mention “Application for [Name of the post]” in the subject line and cover letter. Also please mention where you read about this advertisement. No TELEPHONIC enquiries.

Application Deadline: 26th February 2024


  • All applications will be screened and only shortlisted candidates will be intimated and invited for a screening interview. Shortlisted candidates from screening interviews will be called for a final interview.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The above post/s are filled up purely on a contractual basis & the candidate will have no right to claim for any type of Permanent Employment under FMR or ICMR or continuation of his/her services in any other project
  • Candidates who will be shortlisted in the first screening round will have to produce documents of their Qualifications, Age and experience before joining. If they do not meet essential qualifications, their selection will be cancelled immediately.
  • The prescribed educational qualification/s are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
  • Please note that the Institute does not have residential facilities for its staff.
  • Candidates are advised to look at the website of FMR ( to learn about the research undertaken and for any change or other information.

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