Recruitment of Field Monitor (11 Post) at Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA) center – Apply Now

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Field Monitor recruitment is to fill up the vacancies for project positions at Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA) center. CDSA is a niche center of THSTI established to facilitate development of affordable healthcare products for public health diseases. It is the only public Centre in the country created with a mandate to support and nurture cost-effective, high quality, not-for-profit technology-based preclinical and clinical product development as well as support clinical research conducted by public agencies.

Name of Post

Field Monitor

Name of the project

Diet and Biomarkers Survey in India (DABS-I)

No. of Post

(01 post) for each of the states

(i) Assam (ii) Gujarat (iii) Jharkhand (iv) Haryana (v) Karnataka (vi) Rajasthan (vii) Telangana (viii) Maharashtra (ix) Tripura (x) Uttar Pradesh (UP) (xi) Madhya Pradesh (MP)



• Master’s degree in pharmacy / public health/ life sciences or related discipline from a recognized university with one year experience of Research/ Monitoring/ Public Health projects OR

• Graduate in pharmacy / public health/ life sciences or related discipline from a recognized university with two years experience of Research / Monitoring/ Public Health projects



• Candidates with work experience in Research/ Monitoring/ Public Health projects will be preferred

• Candidates well versed in MS Office (Word & Excel) will be preferred Candidates with some basic data analysis with the help of any statistical software will be preferred.

Age Limit

Up to 35 years


Rs. 30,000 (Consolidated) monthly




The position will be hired for a period of 5 months. The extension (if any) will be subject to project requirement

Professional Skill

1. Understanding of the scope of work, tools and systems developed by CDSA – THSTI to support the monitoring activities with basic computer skills.

2. Basic knowledge and ability to conduct clinical lab related monitoring.

3. Good written and verbal communication skills with understanding of local language and basic understanding of English.

4. Ability to read and write multiple local languages will be preferred.

5. Fair negotiation and problem-solving skills.

6. Effective time management skills and ability to manage field-based activities.

7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with field teams (ICMR and others) and CDSA-THSTI concurrent monitoring team.

Job Profile
The role will involve exhaustive travel both in urban and rural parts of respective states
1. As a full time, field position the remuneration will be paid based on the deliverables. The incumbent has to complete monitoring of specified number of primary sampling units (PSU). To be eligible for full remuneration FM has to complete the minimum assigned targets. The compensation may be reduced on a pro rata basis for non-fulfillment of the target.
2. The incumbent will be also paid a fixed travel allowance of ₹2000 per day to cover the food, local travel and stay cost irrespective of location & days of stay.
3. The one-time interstate travel cost (towards to and fro journey) will be paid as per actuals. The eligible class of travel will be City and state public transport, Second/ Sleeper class of train and private mass transport bus /luxury services.
4. Conducting site visits at allocated PSUs and collection point (CP) to monitor the subject’s sample collection/shipment/processing and packaging for dispatch to reference laboratory through concurrent monitoring.
5. Complete appropriate training on study plans, SOPs, nutritional survey protocol to perform concurrent monitoring.
Monitoring and reporting of following activities at household/PSU level :
6. Interview subject/parents and phlebotomist involved as per the DABS protocol
7. Monitor the process of anthropometry, biological and cooked food sample collection as per protocol/SOPs
8. Biological and cooked Food sample being collected for the right subjects.
9. Monitor for any safety concerns during the sample collection process.
10. Complete and accurate labelling and completion of forms related to sample collection and transport to collection center.
11. Fulfil requirements while transport of collected samples to designated collection centers.
12. Efficient communication between field phlebotomist and collection center team regarding samples collected and sent.

Monitoring and reporting of following activities at collection center/point :
13. Receipt of biological and cooked food samples at collection center and related documentation
14. Handling and processing of the biological and cooked food samples as per protocol/SOPs
15. Packing of the biological and cooked food samples as per protocol/SOPs.
16. Sample Storage conditions at collection center/packaging and dispatch
17. Calibration of the equipment used for sample handling and processing.
18. Document the monitoring observations in the standard approved checklist and share with Associate Program Manager (APM) for review and provide clarifications, as requested.
19. Create and maintain appropriate documentation regarding PSU/ collection center/point visit and action plan for each allocated PSU.
20. Maintain study documentation and correspondence, shared with APM for filing in respective files.
21. Escalate on priority the major or critical quality issues to the Associate Program manager and/or Program manager.
22. Work with zonal leads as and when required to provide monitoring support.

General Terms & Conditions
a) This is short-term positions and extension will be granted subject to satisfactory performance of the incumbents and tenure of the project for which they are selected. Those appointed to these positions will not have any claim for regularization of their employment.
b) All educational, professional and technical qualification should be from a recognized Board/University.
c) The experience requirement specified above shall be the experience acquired after obtaining the minimum educational qualifications specified for the post.
d) Closing date of online application will be the CRUCIAL DATE for determining eligibility with regard to age, essential qualification etc.
e) Number of positions to be hired, age limit, qualification, experience and other requirements may be relaxed at the discretion of the competent authority, in case of candidates who are otherwise suitable. In case candidates are not found suitable for the posts notified, they can be offered lower post / lower emoluments on the recommendation of the Selection Committee.
f) Age and other relaxations for direct recruits and departmental candidates: 1. By five years for candidates belonging to SC/ST communities. 2. By three years for candidates belonging to OBC communities. 3. For Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) falling under the following categories: (i) UR – ten years, ii) OBC – 13 years (iii) SC/ST – 15 4. Age is relaxable for Central Government servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government, from time-to-time. 5. There is no upper age limit for the Institute employees who are treated as departmental candidates.
g) All results will be published on our website and all future communications will be only through email h) In case a large number of applications are received, screening will be done to limit the number of candidates to those possessing higher/relevant qualification and experience.
i) With regard to any provisions not covered in this notification, the bye laws of THSTI / Govt. ofIndia rules / guidelines shall prevail.
j) Canvassing wrong in any form will be a disqualification.
k) The candidate may be transfer to site location as per the project requirement and management discretion

How to Apply
1. Documents to be kept handy before filling up the online application: (all the documents except (i) should be in pdf format):
i) A soft copy of your passport size photo and signature. (jpeg/jpg/png format)
ii) A comprehensive CV containing details of qualification, positions held, professional experience / distinctions etc.
iii) Matriculation certificate (equivalent to 10th Standard) / Mark sheet iv) Intermediate certificate (equivalent to 12th Standard) / Mark sheet
v) Graduation/Diploma degree certificate / Mark sheet
vi) Post-Graduation degree certificate & Mark sheet (if applicable)
vii) PhD/MD Degree (if applicable)
viii) Relevant experience certificates (if applicable)
ix) Caste / Disability certificate in the format prescribed by the Govt. of India, if applicable.
x) Forwarding letter / NOC from the current employer in the case of candidates working in Govt. / PSUs / autonomous bodies.

Procedure for filling up online application :
i) The eligible and interested candidates may apply online at the Institute’s website Applications through any other mode will not be accepted. ii) The following will be the step wise procedure-
A) Step 1 : Details of applicant
B) Step 2 : Uploading of documents
C) Step 3 : Payment of application fee
• The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking /UPI.
• Once payment is made, no correction / modification is possible
• Candidates are requested to keep a copy of the provisional receipt for futurereference.
• Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
• Details of fees to be paid are as shown below
1. Unreserved, OBC & EWS candidates : Rs. 236/-
2. SC/ST/Women/PwBD : Rs 118/-
3. A. Candidates are requested to upload their documents for the respective states published on the portal respectively.
B. Candidates applying for multiple state should apply separately for each state.
C. Candidate applying for multiple state will deposit their fee for any one state.
D. Interview of outstation candidate will be held online on zoom.
D)Step 4 : Submission of application form.
i) On successful submission of application, an auto-generated email containing the reference number will be sent to the email address provided. Please keep a note of the reference number for future correspondence.
ii) Candidates are required to keep a printout of the online application form by using the print button on the dashboard for future reference.
iii) Candidates must ensure that he / she fulfils all the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the advertisement. If it is found that he / she does not fulfil the stipulated criteria during the recruitment process, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled. If the same is noticed after the appointment, the candidate will be terminated following due process.
iv) Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
v) In case of difficulty in filling up the online form, please send e-mail to HR.CDSA@THSTI.RES.IN along with the screenshot of the error displayed (if any).

Last date of receipt of online application: 08th November 2023.
The application will be scrutinized/shortlisted and processed for further selection.



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