Job Opportunities at MITU, Research Assistants (Multiple Positions Available)


Research Assistants
(multiple positions available) 

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) based at the National Institute for Medical Research campus in Mwanza, Tanzania is a collaborative research unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the National Institute for Medical Research. The mission of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials, to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania and the East African region; and to contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy. MITU is currently collaborating with other international research partners to implement a trial evaluating a single-dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in males to reduce population prevalence of HPV. A large- scale community-based survey will be conducted as part of this trial, and the Unit is now inviting applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Position: Research Assistants (multiple positions available)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Explaining the study to potential participants and consenting, screening and following up study participants.
  • Performing verbal interviews, including completing electronic case report forms.
  • Collecting clinical samples

Essential Qualifications

  • A diploma or higher qualification in nursing or clinical medicine and registration.
  • At least one year’s relevant experience working on clinical trials, or on a large epidemiological study.
  • Experience performing surveys in rural populations.

Mode of application:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application together with their CV and copies of all relevant certificates, memberships and qualifications to no later than 23 December 2021.

The applicants should clearly state the job title for which they are applying in the subject line of the email.

Paper applications will not be accepted.

Successful applicants for all positions must be willing to be based in Mwanza for work activities and be willing to travel extensively in the Lake Zone Regions

Interviews will be held at the earliest available opportunity and only shortlisted candidates will be notified by email if selected for interview.

MITU is an equal opportunities organization, female applicants and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.