Sunday, June 6, 2010

PART TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT WANTED. Training provided 19th & 20th June, 3.00pm - 7.30pm

Job description – Part-time Research Assistant
1. Details
Organisation: University of Malaya – Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), No. 9, Jalan 12/5, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Shift available: 13th July – 16th Oct 2010; Tues-Sat; 8pm-11pm
Remuneration: RM30 per shift/day
(1) Family Health and Development Association (FHDA), Perak Road, Georgetown
(2) FHDA Maycare, Seberang Jaya
(3) AIDS Action Research Group (AARG), University Sains Malaysia
2. Program Overview
There remains minimal epidemiological data available on HIV/AIDS, particularly the most-at-risk population (injecting drug users “IDUs”, commercial sex workers “CSWs”, and men who have sex with men “MSM”). The CERiA under University of Malaya are undertaking the PUSH Project in Penang. The research study will involve various stakeholders and MSM community in Penang, which may require committed individual who is capable to assist in electronic survey process, to offer pre/post-test information, and to perform the HIV/Syphilis rapid tests.
3. Duties of the Full-time Research Assistant
 Promote a non-threatening environment for participants
 Explain project to participant and obtain written informed consent
 Ensure netbook is operating well
 Offer pre/post-test information and IEC materials
 Collect blood sample for rapid tests, disclose results, and offer referral to treatment
 Ensure appropriate labelling of test kits
4. Professional/personal requirements
 Able to communicate in at least two languages, Bahasa Malaysia, English or Chinese
 Ability to function both independently and as a team
 Ability to follow guidelines or instruction given
 Ability and flexibility to understand the sensitive nature of working with MSMs and HIV prevention
 Ability to operate computer
 Good sense of humour
 Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
 Will be provided in June 19 & 20 at USM, at 3pm-7.30pm
5. Apply for this job now!
Interested candidate kindly contact Clarence Sim, MSM Project Coordinator at 016-6604611 or email at
Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)
Infectious Disease Unit
2nd Floor, Menara Utama
University Malaya Medical Center
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : + 603 7960 9717
Fax: + 603 7960 9729