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Clinical Researcher

Job Opportunities

To : All interested candidates
From : Human Resource Department, Angkor Hospital for Children
Position : Clinical Researcher
Report to : Global Child health Director
Job Location : Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap
Working Hours : 45 hours per week
Vacancy : 01 position
Closing Date : 3rd February 2018 at 5.00 pm

AHC is a non-profit paediatric healthcare organization with a goal of improving healthcare for Cambodia’s children. Since our inception in 1999, AHC has grown from a hospital to a well-established and credible healthcare organization providing not only quality equitable healthcare for hundreds of thousands of children annually but also extending our influence to make a greater impact on child health nationally and internationally.

AHC’s experience places the organization in a strong position to tackle a number of large global child health concerns including reduction of neonatal and child mortality and morbidity and antibiotic resistance and stewardship. AHC’s Global Child Health agenda is focused on developing innovative, impactful and sustainable solutions to major global child health issues that combine existing scientific evidence and analytical thinking with creativity and contextual understanding.

In the six years since AHC started its neonatal programme the number of babies dying in hospital has reduced by 80%. AHC has examined the implementation steps of its own neonatal programme and identified interventions that had the most impact on in-hospital new-born mortality. These include having a dedicated area for neonatal care, good infection control practice, essential equipment and teaching. Based on these data AHC has designed a step wedge cluster randomised trial entitled: Design, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive community neonatal heath package utilising medical and social interventions (short title: Saving Babies Lives)
The objectives of the study are:

Main Responsibilities

Primary

  • Design, implement and assess a comprehensive community neonatal heath package utilising medical and social interventions

Secondary

  • Reduction of neonatal mortality in Preah Vihear (PVH) province, Cambodia

Tertiary

  • Describe the characteristics of neonates, born in PVH province, Cambodia over a five-year time period
  • Develop a tool to undertake a full review of neonatal services and capabilities in PVH province, Cambodia
  • Design a fully comprehensive neonatal and emergency obstetric healthcare training and implementation package adapted to local need
  • Establish community groups to address areas of concern for the local community with respect to childbirth and the neonatal period
  • Develop a programme blueprint and implementation strategy for introduction of the developed programme into other locations within Cambodia
  • Calculate the cost-effectiveness of a neonatal community health programme and the resulting changes in care, as compared to the existing care given in the region

The existing Saving Babies Lives (SBL) team comprises

  • Local project manager
  • Data analyst
  • Team leader for teaching
  • Team leader for data collection
  • Team leader for community engagement

SBL Clinical Researcher Main Responsibilities

Serve as the lead clinical researcher for the Saving Babies Lives programme

  • Set up and monitor the research aspects of the SBL programme
  • Ensure Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines are followed for the SBL programme
  • Work with the SBL team to ensure accurate and timely collection of qualitative and quantitative data and achievement of research timeline goals for the SBL
  • Supervise / perform analysis of all data collected
  • Liaise with the data analyst to produce reports for stakeholders including but not limited to: donors, AHC management and the Cambodian Ministry of Health
  • Support AHC staff in developing research skills
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and presentation

Requirements

Essential

  • Medical degree, PhD and/or MSc
  • Field study experience
  • Experience and expertise in using all Office programmes and a statistical programme (STATA or R)
  • Supervision experience
  • Prior peer-reviewed publications
  • Teaching experience

Attributes

  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Humor
  • Initiative
  • Team work
  • Enthusiasm for global child health research

Desired

  • Experience in analysing qualitative data and using N-Vivo

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit an Application for Employment (available at HR Department or download from http://angkorhospital.org/jobs/job-application-forms/) along with Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and eligible Certificate of degree to: Angkor Hospital for Children, Tep Vong Road & Umchhay Street, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap province‐district, PO Box 50, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia. Tel: (+855) 63 963 409, 099 610 885, 015 687 438 or via email: [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and submitted applications will not be returned.

“Applicants who do not complete an AHC application form will not be considered”

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