Research Assistant Social Sciences

  • Position Title: Research Assistant
  • Employment Status: Short-term contract for 2 Months Full Time
  • Entity: Tejal Lathia, Consultant Endocrinologist
  • Location: Chennai/Hyderabad/Trivandrum
  • Salary: Rs.25,000/per month.

Project Details

The study aims to document the experience and perspectives of the kind language used by physicians when consulting with patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).Using virtual Focus Group Discussions (FGD),approximately 12-15 patients with T2DM (mix of male and female )will be interviewed to understand their feelings,thought, and experience with how their physician talked and referred to their illness. We will recruit 3 RAs One per city (i.e., Chennai , Hyderabad , Trivandrum) in order to conduct one FGD each in these cities . We will provide appropriate ,requisite training too conduct an FGD .

The  RA  will be guided by Dr. Tejal Lathia (Endocrinologist ) and Dr. Mahati Chittem (Psychologist) .

Key Tasks:

  • Identifying and recruiting eligible participants to the study.
  • Conducting the virtual FGD .
  • Transcribing the FGD.

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Skills required:

  • Fluency Tamil/Telugu /Malayalam (for respective cities )
  • Translation abilities to English .
  • Basic interviewing.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management, planning and organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Date collection and management skills.

Education qualification 

  • Bachelor and Master’s degree in Sociology /Anthropology /social sciences closely associated with ability to do interview.
  • Applicants with an MPhil and /or PhD degree can also apply .

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