Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Main Purposes of this Position:

The Research Assistant position carries out research assignments as part of a team of investigators in a multi-faceted research project funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research focuses on developing and evaluating a mobile health intervention to improve HIV testing and prevention among transgender people.  The research assistant manages project-related activities between principal investigators, community partners, project consultants, project sites, and clinical service providers. Assists with research planning and design. Responsible for the daily operations of the research activities. Manages study-related data and oversees quality control activities. Ensures compliance with the study protocol and overall study activities.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

To carry out research tasks according to the research protocol. Generally, these include:

  • Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adherence to all human subjects’ regulations as defined by the University of Malaya, Yale University, University of Connecticut, and U.S. NIH. 
  • Develops, submits, and manages original institutional review board (IRB) submissions. 
  • Develops forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques; write procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 
  • Recruits and manages individuals to participate in study-related activities, such as focus group discussions, online and in-person surveys, and other study activities. 
  • Produces and disseminate announcements to support the recruitment of participants into the research studies. 
  • Works independently and has strong communication skills. 
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in outreach and/or research engagement with people in the transgender community.   

Experience and Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Maintain ethical conduct and maturity when asking sensitive questions
  • Must be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English (Chinese or Tamil will be a bonus)
  • Ability to quickly problem solve, and work collaboratively under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks, attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility 
  • Ability to communicate accomplishments and project barriers to multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to learn via trainings, new software for project management, data management, etc.


Type of Employment:

Fulltime (contract)


15 July 2023


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