Vacancy: NEST360 NIGERIA CELSI WARMER STUDY

[A] Project Summary 

The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) program aims to implement comprehensive newborn care through innovative lifesaving technologies, the provision of both technical and clinical capacity-building, implementation of clinical and technical educational programs and the building of a sustainable distribution network. The program aims to reduce inpatient neonatal mortality by 50% in support of national goals and is being implemented in seven Levels 2 and 3 public hospitals in two states of Nigeria. The NEST program wishes to conduct a clinical study to evaluate a novel medical device at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, in Lagos, Nigeria and seeks to fill the following 2 positions. The study has an expected start date of mid-January 2023.

[B] Job description (1)

Position: Biomedical Engineering Research Assistant

Summary: Primarily responsible for technical support of clinical study by setting up research equipment, perform data collection, data entry, and preliminary data analysis. 

Job functions: 

– Participates in the overall data collection of the clinical study 

– Works along medical research assistants in clinical study – Tests and maintains  equipment tools used in clinical study – Completes data entry, management, and  preliminary analysis – Reports research findings to research team 

– Interacts with hospital staff as needed – Develops presentations and reports – Performs all other duties as assigned 

Minimum Education Required: 

– Bachelor’s Degree or diploma in Biomedical Engineering 

Minimum Skills Required: 

– Basic medical equipment troubleshooting skills 

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 

– Good analytical and research skills 

– Experience in report writing

– Ability to build reports 

– Good verbal and written communications skills 

Skills Preferred:

– Familiar with Data Acquisition software 

– Previous experience in research and/or developing biomedical engineering technologies 

– Previous experience in clinical research experience 

[C] Term 

Temporary posting for 6 months.

[B] Job description (2)

Position: Clinical Research Assistant  

Summary: Primarily responsible for the implementation of clinical study with minimal  supervision, performing daily clinical study activities as a clinician. 

Job functions: – Screens for potential research participant 

– Enrolls suitable candidates, ensuring all necessary documentation is collected and  processed. Obtains written informed consent in accordance to Good Clinical Practice  guidelines. 

– Collects demographic data and other relevant variables from medical records.  – Performs clinical study duties such as participant interaction, clinical assessments, vital  signs checkups, and/or variable/observations recording. 

– Provides direct patient care to study participant in addition to the clinical study duties  – Assists with data entry, data and document management 

– Reports research findings to research team 

– Interacts with hospital staff as needed – Performs all other duties as assigned 

Minimum Education Required: 

– Licensed clinician: Licensed Nurse/Midwife, or Paediatric Nurse or Medical Degree (MBBS).

Minimum Skills Required: 

– Medical Record documentation 

– Experience in neonatal ward

– Good analytical and research skills 

– Strong verbal and written communications skills for interacting with patients and reporting findings 

Skills Preferred: 

– Previous experience in clinical research in neonatal health 

[C] Term 

Temporary posting for 6 months. Interested candidates must be available to start employment in January 2023.

Method of Application:

If you meet the indicated requirements and are interested, please send a one-page motivation letter together with a relevant CV (maximum 3 pages) for consideration to ooo7@rice.edu by December 12th 2022 at 5pm.