[JOB VACANCY] Science Research Specialist II & Research Assistant (NTHC)

 
 
National Telehealth Center is looking for the following:
  • One (1) Science Research Specialist II
  • One (1) Research Assistant

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The DISPO Project aims to develop and pilot a conversational, NLP-enabled chatbot for mental health assessment of depression and/or anxiety symptoms among people with COVID-19, capable of understanding both English and Filipino languages. Through predictive analysis, the chatbot can suggest interventions, redirect the user to modules such as useful tips, related videos, and webpages, and/or triage to mental health groups and hotlines. We aim to initially deploy the system to COVID referral hospitals in the National Capital Region.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCIENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST II

* Manages the technical requirements of the project
* Develops evaluation tools, and device and technology use
* Coordinates with cooperating agencies and other stakeholders
* Assists project leader in the performance of tasks
* Ensures timely progress and achievement of project milestones
* Ensures the performance of Research Assistants
* Convenes regular project management meetings for project control and coordination
* Develops evaluation tools, and device and technology use
* Performs data collection, validation, encoding, and analysis
* Prepares and presents pre-final report on project implementation to the Project Manager
* Ensures completeness of technical reports - ensuring sound analysis based on evidence, the definition of issues and resolutions, description of lessons and recommendations
* Contributes to reports, write-ups, and presentation of findings
 
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1. REQUIRED
1.1 At least 2 years of health research experience (previous experience in RCTs / experimental research is preferred)
1.2 Can do fieldwork
1.3 Possess a bachelor’s degree in the health sciences
1.4 With working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office programs
1.5 Fluent English and Tagalog is essential
2. DESIRABLE
2.1 Background on mental health research is a plus
2.2 Experience in manuscript writing or have previously published in a scientific journal is preferred
2.3 Experience in public health-focused research projects
2.4 Experience in writing original research articles for academic journals
2.5 Experience in working with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders
 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

* Assist in research protocol development, including, but not limited to, the conduct of literature review/searches, data collection and analysis, and write-up of report/s
* Assist in research implementation, including but not limited to, coordination with stakeholders and project partners, training of users, and deployment of information systems
* Prepare reports, presentations, meeting minutes, and other deliverables related to the project
* Assist in progress report writing
* Attend regular project meetings and other NTHC staff meetings
* Other tasks assigned by the project management team relevant to the project and future related proposals
 
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1. REQUIRED
1.1 Possess a bachelor’s degree in the health sciences
1.2 With working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office programs
1.3 Fluent English and Tagalog is essential
2. DESIRABLE
2.1 Experience in public health-focused research projects
2.2 Experience in writing original research articles for academic journals
2.3 Experience in working with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders
 
Interested applicants must submit a (1) COVER LETTER addressed to RAYMOND FRANCIS SARMIENTO MD, Director of the National Telehealth Center, and (2) your CV in PDF to careers@telehealth.ph.
 
The deadline for submission is on December 30, 2022.