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Research Assistants 4 Posts at MUHAS

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences is inviting applications from suitably qualified Tanzanian to be considered for employment in the positions below for the research project titled:

Multimorbidity-Associated Emergency Hospital Admissions: A “Screen and Link” Strategy to Improve Outcomes for High-Risk Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research grant to the Department of Emergency Medicine.


We are looking for motivated individuals to fill the position of Research Assistant for the Multilink research project at the Muhimbili National Hospital Emergency Department.

The research project aims to design and test a system to identify patients suffering from multimorbidity during the emergency assessment to optimize immediate treatment and ensure post-discharge linkage to appropriate care.

This position offers clinical research experience for those interested in pursuing a clinical career.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Perform measurements and collect medical data
  • Perform measurements and collect medical data
  • Provide support for research staff
  • Select a place to conduct interviews and obtain permission from all participants
  • Recruit, schedule and conduct interviews
  • Write reports to summaries data and the implications of the results
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities that project supervisors may assign

Skills and Experiences 

  • Sound organizational and data management skills, and the ability to handle several responsibilities and work under tight time constraints
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgement when dealing with confidential information
  • Basic computer skills using MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Spreadsheets  At least One (1) year of experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research activities


  • Holder of diploma or bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Medical Laboratory who has completed an internship and registered by a reputable council.


  • Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact postal address, email address and telephone numbers. (In PDF)
  • Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
  • The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application email. E.g., Project coordinator for MULTILINK RESEACH PROJECT
  • Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates/transcripts as follows:
  • Bachelor’s degrees and Transcript
  • Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
  • Computer Certificates
  • Professional Certificates from respective boards where applicable.
  • One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.
  • National Identification Card.
  • Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
  • Applicant mailing address; [email protected]

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