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Research Nurse (4 positions)

The Malaria Alert Centre (MAC) requires the services of enthusiastic individuals to work in various positions in studies operating under the International Centre of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) project for a period ranging from one to six years. The project seeks to better understand the persistence of malaria in Malawi by conducting community-based cohort studies and collecting data in Health Centres.

Position summary:

Reporting to the Health Centre Study Coordinator, the Research Nurse will be required to conduct community and health center based research activities at health centres in  Phalombe or Machinga districts.


Duties and Responsibilities

Among others, the research nurse shall perform the following duties;

  • Assessing participant enrollment criteria and conducting informed consent
  • Working with enumerators to collect community-based data using tablets
  • Collecting biological samples
  • Documenting and maintaining accurate records of study participant visits, procedures and health center-based care
  • Ensuring that study procedures and protocols are followed
  • Participating in team work to conduct all aspects of the study
  • Coordinating and working closely with local health center staff and community leaders on study project activities
  • Assisting with sample organization, storage, and tracking
  • Writing regular reports


Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Experience in a busy research setting, especially experience in community engagement and field work
  • Registered with the Nurses Council of Malawi.
  • Computer literate with experience in utilizing electronic data capture, Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet application systems.