Senior Research Fellow – ICMR INPF Study

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Brief Description about the Project 

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a heterogeneous group of diffuse lung diseases of known and unknown etiology. There has been an increase in the understanding of various ILDs and differentiating these into specific groups is essential for better management. It is important to study the risk factors, pathogenesis, treatment and outcomes of various ILDs. Prevalence of ILD in several countries has increased over time. However, majority of the studies have been performed in the developed countries (Europe and North America). Epidemiologic studies and registries have often relied on International Classification of Diseases, historical databases, or physician labelled diagnosis, leading to biased reporting.  A multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) among expert pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists familiar with ILD has been recommended to facilitate accurate diagnosis of ILDs. With differences in the genetic profile, environmental factors, occupational exposures, smoking habits, socio-cultural and farming practices in developing countries, the spectrum of ILDs may be different from other regions of the world. There is an unmet need for studies on the epidemiology of ILDs from the developing world. Only two cross sectional studies from India with a reasonable sample size have been reported. A large multicentre registry from India reported hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) as the most prevalent ILD, contrary to the data from tertiary care centre in north India which reported sarcoidosis as the most common ILD.

Therefore, we aim to study the spectrum and prevalence of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases by developing a National ILD registry using multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) to validate the diagnoses, along with probable etiologies, prognosis and quality of life assessment. 

Senior Research Fellow

Position Starting: 01st February 2022

No. of Vacancy: One

Salary: Rs. 35,000+24%HRA

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:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the study protocol
  2. Communication with recruited patients, facilitating informed consent
  3. Interview patients as per the performa including questionnaires and collect relevant data
  4. Data entry into CRF/eCRF and maintain a record of radiological investigations and other functional assessment data
  5. Co-ordinate with the nodal centre for meetings and other project related issues.
  6. Co-ordinate with Co-Is (radiology, immunology and pathology) for the required inputs from them as per the protocol.
  7. Document handling and submission to IEC, regulatory agency
  8. Scheduling follow-up visits, telephonic reminders for patients to follow up and data collection during follow up

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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