Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Research Assistant ( Occupational Therapy)

Exciting new opportunity to work in an International Research Project!

Ummeed Child Development Center (CDC) and Yale University are conducting an international research project. 

This project is designed to develop An International Guide for Monitoring Child Development (IGMCD), a developmental monitoring tool for children from low and middle income countries.  Ummeed is the only organization from India along with organizations from South Africa, Turkey and Argentina who are participating in this research project.  You could join Ummeed as a Research Assistant to be a part of this path breaking process and gain valuable firsthand experience of participating in an international project of this stature. 

Why join Ummeed?-
Ummeed Child Development Center ( is one of the leading organizations that work for children with special needs.  We provide clinical service and offer training programs for professionals and parents alike.  Our team practices family centered care with a Trans -disciplinary approach to disability which sets it apart from other service providers.  Being a part of the project will give you the added edge of working with senior professionals which includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists and developmental pediatricians and give you the opportunity of enhancing your knowledge and clinical skills.

Job Description-
After the initial training in administration of IGMCD, the research assistants will visit pediatric clinics in and around Mumbai for data collection.  As some of these clinics function during morning and evening hours, the candidates will need to be flexible about working hours.  The Research Assistant will be reporting to the Project Director at Ummeed.  The candidate’s experience and expertise will determine the scope for additional opportunities in the organization. 

  • Qualifications- Bachelors/ Masters  in Occupational therapy
  • Good Communication skills in Hindi, English and preferably Marathi / Gujrati
  • Commitment to the project for a period of 19 months

Remuneration- The remuneration will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the selected candidates. The last date for receiving applications is January 5th 2011.   Interested candidates may apply with their curriculum vitae to  Please mention “research assistant” in the subject column.  Selected candidates will be expected to join work on 15th January, 2011.

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