U-CARE at Uppsala University is seeking a Project coordinator for the project GuardiansCan in Tanzania, 100 %
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The present position is within the research group Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, hosting U-CARE an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research program (http://www.u-care.uu.se) with visits in Tanzania. The U-CARE group specializes in the development, piloting, and evaluation of Mental Health interventions for people with somatic disease, and their significant others, e.g. e-Health interventions. We collaborate with patients and the public in the entire research process. U-CARE has several international collaborations and our broad competence within research methodology was acknowledged in the latest evaluation of research conducted at Uppsala University.We have developed a research and treatment platform, the U-CARE-portal (Portal) for internet-administered interventions (e.g. psychological support and treatment) and research procedures such as informed consent, randomization, and data collection. Several feasibility, pilot, and controlled trials are conducted on the Portal with principal investigators in U-CARE and other research groups.
The overall purpose for the project GuardiansCan is to respond to poor adherence to children’s follow-up care and an unmet need of information and emotional support among guardians of children with cancer in Tanzania with the help of mobile Health (mHealth) technology to as a primary target increase guardians’ adherence to children’s medications and follow-up visits; and as a secondary target decrease guardians’ psychological distress. Specific goals are to: explore guardians’ needs and preferences concerning the provision of follow-up care reminders, information, and emotional support (Study I); co-design an mHealth intervention providing guardians with follow-up care reminders, relevant information, and emotional support and identify acceptable and relevant procedures for Study III (Study II); and examine clinical, methodological, and procedural uncertainties associated with the intervention and study methods to inform the design and conduct of a future pilot randomized controlled trial of the mHealth intervention (Study III).
- be responsible for planning, setting-up, and executing the studies to ensure that deliverables are met in time, at a high quality and within budget
- be responsible for developing relevant documents such as study protocols, study plans, and material for ethics committee submissions and informed consent procedures and that documents are stored in accordance with laws and ethical approvals
- monitor recruitment and retention, compliance with the study protocols, and ensure high quality data collection procedures and that data is stored in accordance with laws and in a way that highest scientific quality is reached
- collaborate with researchers and system developers in our research group and researchers, healthcare staff and guardians of children on cancer treatment during visits in Tanzania
- contribute to in-house process improvements ideas and implementation in our Standard Operating Procedures
- other tasks can be added
To be eligible for this position you will have: a Master’s degree in Life Science/Health Science, documented expertise in essential tasks mentioned below, knowledge on advanced level about clinical research including relevant methods for the project such as feasibility studies, focusgroup discussions, participatory action research, and to involve those research is about in the entire research process, and high levels of oral and written proficiency in the English language.
- a PhD degree in Life Science/Health Science
- experience in independently driving, coordinating, and managing clinical studies, ideally in East Africa
- experience of remote project coordination
- experience from working with or for clinical research organisations
- experience of e-Health research
- be well-organized, detail-oriented, and efficient with strong problem-solving skills and capacity to see details
- have a flexible mindset enjoying multiple tasks and used to high workload from time to time
- strong interest in research
- high drive to solve tasks with highest degree of quality
- high levels of oral and written proficiency in Swedish
Application: Your application should be written in English and contain the following:
- Your Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of your degree certificates
- Your PhD thesis
- A letter of motivation (maximum two pages)
- Complete publication list, including URL/DOI to respective papers
- Contact information for a minimum of two references
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, for 2 years. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-03-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: research group leader, principal investigator, Professor Louise von Essen (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46184713484)
Please submit your application by 21 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4986.
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Placement: Department of Women's and Children's Health
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4986
Last application date: 2022-01-21
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