Brief Description about the Project/Post
This intervention trial will evaluate the efficacy of daily consumption of micronutrient fortified rice (fortified with iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid) in 6-11-year-old school going children and their mothers with iron deficiency. The study will be implemented in Koppal district of Karnataka (500 kms from Bangalore) over a period of two years to ascertain the effect of micronutrient fortified rice in improving iron stores, micronutrient status and reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency. SJRI research staff will travel every fortnight to the study site (Koppal) and interact with the field staff to monitor progress on all aspects based on set time points as per standardized operational protocols and guidelines to collect, update and finalize required data via detailed interviews, screen and select children for randomization. Oversee monthly household distribution of micronutrient fortified rice, collection, analysis and storage of blood biochemistry, dietary recalls, anthropometry, monitoring of adverse events, record monthly consumption and compliance. This study will provide an understanding to the local acceptability of the fortified rice along with vital data on the safety and stability aspects of the micronutrient fortified rice which will be crucial for policy decisions prior to large scale distribution of fortified rice through national and state programs.
Position Starting: 01st February 2022
No. of Vacancy: One
Salary: Rs. 59,000/-pm
Duration: Initial period 6 months, extension possible up to 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.
Preferred Qualifications: MBBS
Last Day for Receiving Application: 22nd January, 2022
Knowledge and Abilities:
Interested candidates may send their Resume to:
The Principal Investigator
DBT RICE Study
To Apply: E-mail cover letter and curriculum vitae with 3 references (names and email addresses / phone numbers) by on or before 22nd January, 2022 email@example.com & cc to firstname.lastname@example.org
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