Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Deadline: 20th June,2022)

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Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (Deadline: 20th June,2022)

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University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

📋 Internship Description Details

Internship Position Title : Research Assistant
Number of Internship Positions 1
Internship Positing Date: 20th May,2022
Internship Closing Date : 20th June,2022

💼 Internship Specification

Research assistant/Intern


Research Assistant job description

University of Global Health Equity is on a mission to radically change the way health care is delivered around the world. UGHE is a new university based in Rwanda that is building the next generation of global health professionals—doctors, nurses, researchers, and public health and policy experts—into leaders and change makers who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.


Title: Research Assistant

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Location: Butaro

Role Purpose: The purpose of this short-term position is to support the implementation of the research study entitled “Perceptions and challenges of medical students during the transition from preclinical to clinical training in a new medical school in Rwanda”. “”“Perceptions and challenges of medical students during the transition

Timeframe: This project will require the research assistant to work for a period of 2 months and a successful candidate shall commence the next day following the signing of the offer letter.


To work closely with UGHE investigators including Dr. Daniel Seifu, and Professor Abebe and others so as to coordinate research activities between the hospital and UGHE.

  • To work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research team so as to coordinate and smoothly execute research activities within Butaro hospital premises.
  • To supervise and coordinate with the two data collectors to identify and recruit study participants, introduce them to the study and its objectives, and obtain written informed consent as per approved study protocol, a copy of which is shared in the research file at the hospital
  • To supervise and monitor data collector for appropriate data enter of socio-demographic, and data generated from the perception assessment tools
  • To keep the sound record of the focus group discussion and prepare the transcript suitable format for the research.
  • To keep the data safety of the record, provide appropriate coding and de-identification of the study participants.
  • To follow and keep all data, records and file in appropriate standard and secured location.
  • To hand over all the completed documents to the PI as soon as the sample collection is completed.
  • To conduct the data analysis and prepare the manuscript along with the students involved in the project


  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant training.
  • Experience in involving qualitative and quantitative research projects. Published article on reputable journal.
  • Familiar with UGHE’S undergraduate medical curriculum.
  • Experience in moderating and conducting focus group discussions.

UGHE is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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