Scientist D/ Technical (Non-medical) (Exposure assessment)

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  8th July 2024.

Position Code :           PHFI-STEA-2453

Position Title :           Scientist D/ Technical (Non-medical) (Exposure assessment)

No. of Positions          :        01

Location          :           Delhi/NCR

Duration of Position   :        01 Year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier       

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.  PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centers of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website www.phfi.org.

Project Brief:    

Effectiveness of Indoor Air Purifiers on Heart Failure Outcomes (PURI-HF Trial): Indoor air pollution is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality, with over 90% of pollution-related deaths occurring in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). Fine mode particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality, particularly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is a strong link between both acute and chronic PM2.5 air pollution exposure and heart failure (HF) incidence, hospitalizations, and mortality. Most recommendations to reduce air pollution-mediated CVD have focused on improved cooking techniques and ventilation, but with mixed results. New strategies to improve air quality and cardiovascular health are needed. For the past few decades, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifiers have been studied in LMICs to decrease PM2.5 pollution and improve health outcomes. However, there remain substantial gaps in understanding the long-term effects of air purifiers on functional and clinical HF outcomes. We are an established group of investigators with a successful track record of innovative and impactful studies at the intersection of air pollution and CVD. We will leverage our experience to study the impact of an innovative approach to reduce the adverse impact of air pollution and improve HF outcomes in India. The PURI-HF Trial aims to demonstrate the efficacy, feasibility and effectiveness of portable air filters in improving indoor PM2.5 levels and improving functional capacity of HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in India.


  • Conducting and coordinating all the activities related to exposure measurement in the project
  • Development and implementation of all protocols related to exposure measurement in the project.
  • Training of field staff for exposure assessment related activities.
  • Coordinating with industry representatives for smooth operations.
  • Internal liaising with procurement department and other training related activities.
  • External liaising with other stakeholders for field operations.
  • Coordinating and guiding the budgeting aspects for procurement processes for exposure management related activities.
  • Coordinating with IT department for safe and secure data collection, storage and management including the IoT dashboard.
  • Management of exposure assessment data.
  • Working on the relevant publications of the study.
  • Travel as required.
  • Any other task assigned by the PI.



  • First class postgraduate degree, including the integrated PG degrees, with three years of experience or PhD.
  • Second class post graduate degree, including the integrated PG degrees, with PhD and three years of experience.
  • For Engineering / IT / CS – First class graduate degree of four years with five years of experience.



  • Around 05 Years of relevant experience
  • Must have handled minimum five project relevant to the requirements, as Principal Investigator or Co-PI.


  • 06 to 07 Years of Experience

Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.  

Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to recruit@phfi.org and fill the application form https://forms.office.com/r/v8aq9n21qr . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-STEA-2453) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  27 June 2024.


  • Candidates are requested to refer PHFI website for position description & process for applying. Please note only those applications will be considered which are received as per instruction written on PHFI website.
  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality graduate / post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process”.

Women are encouraged to apply!

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