General Research Scientist at EHA Clinics

Posted on: Thu 26-01-2023

EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Africa, is a health care network operating across Nigeria that provides high-quality, innovative, data-driven, and technology-enabled services. EHA Clinics delivers a comprehensive range of state of the art health care services in each location, e.g,  general consultations, laboratory investigations, pharmaceuticals, annual medical checks, child wellness checks, ultrasonography, and specialized services (urgent care, telemedicine, home care, dental care, and ophthalmology).

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: General Research Scientist

Location: Abuja

Department: Research

Reports to: Chief innovation Officer

Purpose of the position

The research scientist will support the chief innovation officer in literature review, generating research hypotheses, data analysis, and manuscript writing.  

What you’ll do

The research scientist will support EHA Clinics research department predominantly to:

  • Review scientific literature and prepare background for research studies and manuscripts.
  • Compare different study methodologies and propose appropriate statistical tests based on the hypotheses to be tested.
  • Design data collection/survey questionnaires and digitize them using tools such as SurveyCTO, REDCap etc.
  • Create, test and refine study protocols, workflow and related training material for recruiters and clinical staff.
  • Create informed consent forms and  ethics committee applications.
  • Observe and support data collection in the field.
  • Clean and analyze data in R and Stata using best practices.
  • Synthesize findings and write interim and final reports.
  • Support principal investigators in analyzing and interpreting results and writing discussion sections of manuscripts.
  • Independently write open letters/commentaries/opinions on varied research topics to inform and influence the scientific community.
  • Regularly create social media posts and stories to increase the visibility of the department in the local and professional community.
  • Conduct outreach activities at universities and other suitable organizations to solicit new projects and staff.
  • Coordinate with external consultants and partners as needed on projects.
  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to EHA Clinics code of conduct and ethical standards of the field.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with High Distinction in Public Health, Biological Science, or a similar field from an outstanding academic university is a minimum requirement for this position; a Master’s degree is preferred.  
  • You must have published at least one peer-reviewed research article in a reputable, non-predatory academic journal as a named co-author. Hyperlink/DOI to your publication is required prior to any interviews.
  • Proficiency in the English language and the ability to write science in a clear, coherent and persuasive manner.
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Suite are desirable.
  • Experience coding in R and a commitment to gain proficiency in Stata within the first year of employment. A sample of your R code from previous work is required prior to any interviews.
  • Ability and willingness to apply basic scientific principles and practices to a wide range of fields from social science research to biomedical research.
  • A strong letter of recommendation from a previous mentor/professor attesting to your motivation and skills to pursue a career in research will enhance your application.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time as required.


  • Our salary is highly competitive and at par with other renowned research organizations in Nigeria.
  • Your salary will be commensurate with your experience and achievements.

Other Benefits:

The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:

  • Healthcare: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse, and up to four (4) children under 21 years of age, or parents who are dependents of the employee (a total of 6 enrollees including the Primary) and supplemental health care coverage up to a cumulative maximum of N3,000,000 per household (a total of 6 enrollees including the Primary) in any twelve (12) calendar months.
  • Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for team members. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon the successful completion of your probationary period.
  • Group & Personal Accident: EHA Clinics provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (ADD) for you as our employee. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment. The effective date of coverage is your hire date.
  • Pension: EHA Clinics supports employee retirement preparation and investment by paying a 10% pension contribution on top of the statutory pension contribution of 8% that is already factored into your salary.
  • Bonus: You are eligible for a 10% annual bonus based on key performance indicators and an additional 10% annual bonus based on organizational performance.  
  • Annual Leave: You are entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave (based on full-time work schedule).

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online