The following posts are to be filled purely on contract and temporary basis from willing eligible candidates to work in Jharkhand for the ICMR funded ad-project titled “RATIONS study: A cluster randomized trial of nutritional support (food rations) to reduce TB incidence in household contacts of patients with smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in communities with a high prevalence of under-nutrition (total duration: 3 years) implemented by this institute. This project is a joint collaborative venture of NIRT, Chennai as well as Center for Nutrition Studies, YENEPOYA (Deemed to be University), Mangalore.
1. Posts: Project Technician III
2. Number of posts 3 posts (1 post in each district) UR-2,EWS-1
3. Emoluments Consolidated salary Rs.18,000/- p mM,
4. Essential qualification 12th Pass in science subjects and two years diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician or PMW or related subject or one year DMLT plus one year required experience in a recognized organization or Two years field/laboratory experience* in a Govt. recognized organisation. *BSC degree shall be treated as 3 years’ experience
5.Desirable qualifications skills and other requirements Previous experience in field-based studies or programmes, especially those related to TB or nutrition in Jharkhand and in the district concerned, will be considered desirable. Skills in nutritional assessment, of entering data and good communication skills and community interactions would be highly desirable. Candidates should have a valid driving license and own a 2-wheeler vehicle to enable their travel. Proof of domicile in the district of work would be preferred.
6.Nature of Duties Will be responsible for all field related activities that include interviewing of patients with tuberculosis, the household contacts & facilitating screening examination of the family, and their follow up. Will have to ensure timely delivery of food rations to the households. Will have to enter data on a handheld device. Will have to take height, weight measurements of children, adults, and participate in diet surveys
7.Duration Initially for a period of six months