Community Empowerment Lab Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dec 28, 2016Full time
We are conducting a pioneering large scale community-based study on early neurodevelopment funded by the Gates Foundation, which will include assessment of incidence and prevalence of neurodevelopmental impairments in children aged between 0-2 years in rural settings, along with associated risk factors. As part of this study, we will develop screening tools for community health workers as well as comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessment tools for this age group, based on an evaluation of existing tools, and subsequent adaptation and validation in the study setting. The operational aspect of the study will involve training a large team of health workers on the screening tool, and a small team of psychologists on the neurodevelopmental assessment tool, and subsequent quality monitoring and mentoring, analysis and manuscript writing. We are looking for a scientist with very strong academic and research credentials to lead this project. We are global thought leaders in community-based research on neonatal health, with publications in top scientific and medical journals, including The Lancet, Journal of Perinatology, etc. We have a non-hierarchical working environment where people enjoy good research with shared team learning. We work on challenging projects and tight deadlines but have fun at the same time. You will work with an interdisciplinary team consisting of social scientists, basic scientists, physician researchers, traditional medicine researchers, etc. Desired Candidate Profile We are looking for someone with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Child Psychiatry or related fields, and at least 3-6 years of research experience is. You should have a demonstrated track record of exceptional performance in academics with excellent communication skills. Research experience in team environments with publications in international journals is a must. International research experience is preferred.