Africa Health Research Institute Current Job Opportunity – Apply Now!

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19 Oct, 2021

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AHRI is looking for two research assistants who will be based at our Somkhele site. The successful candidates will work within the Epidemiologic study to assess the IGRA positivity in populations with high TB burden (TB Epi study)






Job Title: Clinic Research Assistant
Location: Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reference #: SOM/CRA/011/2021/OCT
Contract Type: Contract
12 Months
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
The successful candidates will be primarily responsible for the implementation of the study protocol – They will be the first point of contact with potential study participants within the community. The successful candidates will be expected to follow procedures according to study protocols and to provide high quality clinical support to participants and other clients. The role may require incumbent to work outside of normal hours, public holidays & weekend as and when required by the study.



Minimum Qualifications:
1. Senior certificate (Grade 12).
2. Computer Literacy Certification (MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
3. Must Possess a valid South African Code C1 driver’s license (will be required to take PDP driver’s license
4. Fluency in English and Zulu
5. Must be resident and a member of a homestead from within the Population Intervention Programme Study
Area (PIPSA).

Minimum Experience:
1. 2 years research experience in a clinical setting (hospital/clinic based research)
2. Experience making home visits for research or clinical follow-up purposes.
3. Clinical research experience

Knowledge and Abilities:
1. Ability to pay close attention to detail.
2. Basic counselling and interviewing skills
3. Good communication and interpersonal skills
4. Knowledge of and experience in TB infection, diagnosis, treatment and contact investigation.
5. Previous clinical research experience e.g. working in a clinical research project

1. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
2. Ability to document information accurately and methodically
3. Knowledge of current health and public service legislation, regulation and policies
4. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player.
5. Knowledge of TB disease diagnosis, treatment, and infection control procedures

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity.

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Application Deadline: 31/10/2021

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