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Assistant Principal Clinical Scientist

Closing: Jul 23, 2024

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Published: Jul 4, 2024 (21 days ago)

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Vacancy Requirements:

  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; - Medicine and surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Developed at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded;
  • Published at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3) articles as the first or lead author;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • At least 7-10 years of public health experience in the management of diseases relevant to child health is required, including 3 years’ experience of working with ministries of health in developing countries.
  • At least 3 years’ experience conducting public health research as a principal or a co-investigator.
  • Strong report and manuscript writing skills, with evidence;
  • Proficiency in computer application. 
  • Strategic thinking; 
  • Proposal writing skills; 
  • Analytical skills; 
  • Creativity and Innovativeness; 
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Research fundraising skills 
  • Communication and reporting skills 
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills 
  • Team player 


Responsibilities

Vacancy Requirements:

  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; - Medicine and surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Clinical Medicine/ Surgery/ Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Public Health, any relevant Social Science, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Developed at least twelve (12) proposals, six (6) of which have been funded;
  • Published at least six (6) articles in refereed journals with at least three (3) articles as the first or lead author;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • At least 7-10 years of public health experience in the management of diseases relevant to child health is required, including 3 years’ experience of working with ministries of health in developing countries.
  • At least 3 years’ experience conducting public health research as a principal or a co-investigator.
  • Strong report and manuscript writing skills, with evidence;
  • Proficiency in computer application. 
  • Strategic thinking; 
  • Proposal writing skills; 
  • Analytical skills; 
  • Creativity and Innovativeness; 
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Research fundraising skills 
  • Communication and reporting skills 
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills 
  • Team player 


  • Identifying research gaps in line with the Institute’s research priority areas;
  • Development of research proposals in the relevant research thematic area;
  • Implementing pre-clinical and clinical research projects and/or supervise designated aspects of the work;
  • Conducting medical examinations and writing medical reports;
  • General diagnosis, care, treatment and provision of specialized clinical care for study participants;
  • Conducting community diagnosis, care and treatment during Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities;
  • Establishing strategic partnerships for research, training, innovations, technology;
  • Sourcing for grants to fund the approved research protocols;
  • Supervising junior professional and technical staff attached to his/her pre-clinical and clinical research program,
  • Monitoring and evaluating implementation of research projects;
  • Writing manuscripts, reports and translating research findings into lay language;
  • Disseminating and translating research findings for evidence based policy formulations and implementation;
  • Identifying technology with potential for intellectual property protection;
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all data collection and processing as well as for the management and deployment of study drugs;
  • Plan and coordinate meetings for both internal project staff and external collaborators/visitors;
  • Host/participate in scheduled conference calls with the international study partners.


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