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Position Starting: Feb 2008 (estimated)


This is a Research Interviewer position at St. 's Medical College

and Hospital. The Study is a 4-year study involving interviews with

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), HIV.

The position is part of an international research project entitled " Examining

ART adherence issues in Bangalore, India, " conducted by St. 's Medical

College in collaboration the University of California, San Francisco.

The study aims to understand the factors that influence medication

adherence and the development of drug resistance in patients taking

Antiretroviral Treatment (ART). The interviewer will recruit patient

participants from St. 's clinic sites, Bowring Hospital ART

clinic, and other collaborating sites, and screen them to ensure that

they meet study eligibility criteria. Other job duties will consist

of administering an interview according to study protocols and

entering the questionnaire data into an Excel computer database. The

interviewer will also schedule patient participants for follow up

visits and assist in tracking efforts. Other job duties may also be

available, based on the specific skills and interests of the

successful applicant.

Required Qualifications:

• Ability to establish rapport and work effectively with individuals

of different ethnicities, socio-economic status, caste, gender, and

sexual orientation

• Outstanding interpersonal communication skills

• Organized and detail oriented

• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

• Evidence of functioning well on a team

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

• Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule

• Ability to communicate fluently in Kannada and English

Preferred Qualifications:

Educational requirements:

• Master's degree in an appropriate social science discipline (e.g.

Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc.) or equivalent training for

interviewers conducting quantitative survey

•Previous interviewing experience

• Previous administrative experience

• Previous experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS

• Experience with Microsoft Windows and Word, experience with MS

Excel an advantage

• Knowledge of either Tamil or Telugu.


Rs.10,000 to 13,000/- depending on qualification and experience.

Duration of employment:

12 months. (Extendable)

Interested candidates may send their Biodata to:

Mr Siju

Prerana-ART Adherence Study

211, 1st Floor, West Wing,

St. 's Medical College, Bangalore 34

or email to adherence@...

and CC to sijuthomaspanicker@...

e-mail: <reachlance1004@...>

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