Closing DateJul 25 2021
REF ID: Sangath/Bhopal Hub/ Project Assistant
This position is for Sangath Bhopal hub, inclusive but not limited to the following projects.
SHARP (Smartphone Health Assessment for Relapse Prevention) in early psychosis is a research project that aims to guide the systematic development and adaptation of an open-source smartphone application and digital dashboard, across diverse cultures and contexts, in a patient centred and transparent manner to promote personalised care. The resulting app will be studied towards predicting and preventing relapse among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Open-source and customisable, LAMP (“Learn Assess Manage Prevent”) is a mobile application dashboard and a digital health platform built with the knowledge that mental illness is as universal as it is personal. This is a two-phased study where researchers, patients and care providers can build on LAMP’s software to create, customise and share digital health tools that meet their needs. Funded by Wellcome Trust, UK, SHARP is a collaboration between Sangath Bhopal, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) at Harvard Medical School, All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Bhopal, India and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India. Further project details available at https://sangath.in/sharp-2/
ESSENCE (Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE) is one of 10 Global Scale Up Hubs funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, USA. As part of this five-year research program (July 2017-May 2022) housed in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, our aim is to expand the reach, availability, and impact of mental health services in underserved regions of Madhya Pradesh. Furthermore, we seek to strengthen an existing collaborative network of institutions situated throughout South Asia to support the cost-effective implementation and scaling up of evidence-based interventions for mental disorders across the region. Our overarching goal within ESSENCE is to use novel approaches, including digital technologies, community engagement, and building capacity of local stakeholders, to effectively treat and prevent common mental disorders and to work with policymakers to ensure uptake of evidence in policy and programs at the state and national level. Ultimately, our program will advance efforts to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders in India and globally. ESSENCE is implemented by Sangath in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, USA (Principal investigator: Prof. Vikram Patel) and leading international partners based in India, the UK, Canada, and the USA. . Further project details available at https://sangath.in/essence-3/DRISHTi: The COVID19 pandemic has once again revealed the need for ethics in health research in India. In response, Sangath is proud to announce DRISHTi, a 10-week long digital course with a focus on health research ethics in the Indian context. With over 40 different faculty, epitomising the best in knowledge and practice in the field, DRISHTi hopes to enhance the quality, rigour and oversight in the conduct and evaluation of health research in India. Further project details at sangath.in/drishti
EMPOWER project aims to refine and improve the digital training program developed as part of the ESSENCE program, contextualize and adapt it for use in primary health care settings and assess feasibility and acceptability of the same by frontline health workers. This will involve training a new cohort of frontline health workers using the digital platform and evaluating the impact and reach of efforts. Further project details at https://sangath.in/empower-2/
Position: IT Officer
Compensation: Based on education and prior experience
Duration: 1 year and annual renewal of contract based on the performance review and the availability of the funds.
Additional requirements (desirable)
Terms of reference
Please apply with CV and self-assessment form to email@example.com by July 25th, 2021.
We strongly encourage applications from women, sexual and gender minorities, and Persons with Disability.