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Neurocognitive Tester Job in Nairobi – Impact of HIV on Neurodevelopment in Kenya (INK) Study



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 21, 2014

 

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Neurocognitive Tester (1 Position), INK Project

The Kenya Pediatric Studies (KPS) Team is looking for a Neurocognitive Tester for the Impact of HIV on Neurodevelopment in Kenya (INK) Study.

The position is based in Nairobi.
The INK Study is funded by a 5 year grant from the National Institute of Health and is led by Dr. Sarah Benki-Nugent (Global Health, Univ. of Washington).

The KPS Team is led by Dr. Dalton Wamalwa (Paediatrics, University of Nairobi) and Dr. Grace John-Stewart (Global Health, Univ. of Washington) and focuses on a variety of research questions related to care and management of HIV infected children.

Responsibilities:

  • Become proficient in performing intensive child neurocognitive testing in a research environment
  • Administer a battery of neurocognitive tests for cognitive ability, executive function, attention, motor skills, and school achievement in school-aged children.  The battery includes the following tests:
  1. Test of Variables of Attention
  2. Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function
  3. Kauffman Assessment Battery for Children
  • Maintain study participant confidentiality
  • Respectfully interact with caregivers, and administer intake forms a detailed questionnaire to caregivers
  • Be video recorded while conducting testing for team review in order to maintain high quality testing skills over the long term
  • Review test forms for accuracy, completeness, and errors in real time
  • Assist with video recording of testing for quality control and manage video files
  • Assist with data entry and manage data collection forms
  • Assist with visit scheduling
  • Assist with any study implementation tasks for the KPS team
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from a recognized institution with coursework in Psychology, major in Psychology is desired
  • Interest in child development
  • Strong rapport with small children
  • Available to work 40 hours per week
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated track record for punctuality and reliability
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills.
The interview process will involve a half day training workshop for performing the Kauffman Assessment Battery for Children.

Interested applicants should send the following to [email protected] by 25st March 2014.

  • Cover letter stating current position of employment with responsibilities (if applicable), current salary and date of availability to begin work on the project
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with e-mail address, telephone number, names and telephone contacts of at least three referees; copies of certificates; at least two (2) letters of recommendation (minimum) and a copy of last pay slip
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