Field Physician (DBT RICE Study)

Job Details

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.

Field Physician

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:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to study sites ·
  • Ability to develop good rapport with health care workers (nurses / pharmacist / lab technician / ANM / ASHA worker) and patients. ·
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Kannada and English and or Hindi. Other languages (Tamil etc.) will be an added advantage ·
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software program ·
  • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the PI ·
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision ·
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Documentation and maintenance of the child/mother’s history & assessment details and entering them into a software ·
  • Follow-up assessment of children at their school/residence ·
  • Liaising with other research staff and other professionals as necessary and ensure the enrolled subjects and their household members are well taken care of · Counselling families based on assessment findings ·
  • Arrange and lead weekly supervision meetings with the Field staff with regards to morbidities ·
  • Ensure timely adherence to the study protocol, quality control procedures and human subjects protection ·
  • Oversight of office management and maintenance of all project-specific files and on-site human ethics paperwork, and the St. john’s ethical review board
  • Writing regular project reports with consultation from the PI to provide partners with project information ·
  • In addition, you may be called upon to assume responsibility and undertake specific activities not stated above, but within the mandate of this job, based on greater clarity of the requirements that emerges with time and associated with any revision of the Institute/ Project’s procedures.


Interested candidates may send their Resume to:

The Principal Investigator



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 & cc to

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