Research Nurses – HIV Clinical Research at NIMR - Mbeya Medical Research Centre

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JOB TITLE:   Research Nurses – HIV Clinical Research (3 Posts)
The department of HIV Clinical Research of the NIMR - Mbeya Medical Research Centre is looking for a research nurse, who supports the implementation of projects and research activities in the field of HIV/AIDS

The candidate will support the implementation of all projects of the department under supervision of the Head of Department and respective Principal Investigators of the studies reporting to the Nurse In Charge.
In the context of the practical implementation of the research projects, he/she will take up responsibilities of a study nurse, including administering informed consent procedures, patient questionnaires, conducting and documenting study specific procedures and obtaining study specific bio-specimen. The candidate is further expected to be involved in the routine management of the patients seen at Mbeya Referral Hospital, with specific focus on treatment experienced patients and the National Cervical Carcinoma Screening Program.

A suitable candidate should:
·         Holder of diploma in nursing from reputable organization
·         S/he must be a registered nurse
·         Have an interest to be involved in treatment and care of HIV positive patients both on an in-patient and out-patient level as much as practical activities of the National Cervical Carcinoma Screening Program.
·         Have interest to pursue a career in clinical research in Tanzania, preferably documented by previous involvement in research projects of any kind.
·         Preferably have at least one year work experience with focus on internal medicine/HIV or Obstetrics and Gynecology.
·         Further formal training in HIV (e.g. counseling, treatment literacy, PMTCT, PITC) would be an asset.



·          High degree of commitment
·         Developed Communication skills
·         Results orientation – ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities.
·         Willing to work independently in a multidisciplinary team.

Employment type: One year contract renewable

Applications should be directed to:
By post:                                 Centre Director,
NIMR - Mbeya Medical Research Centre
                                                Hospital Hill Road,
P.O. Box 2410, Mbeya – Tanzania.
Or E-mail:                       or

Deadline for submission the application is 11th March 2016

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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