Posted on :
8 Apr, 2021
8 Apr, 2021
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.
Job Title: Research Assistants
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: Opt4TPTREF003
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Participant recruitment and enrolment
Recruit potential participants for the study
Ensure that potential participants are provided with all the study details as described in the Participant Information Sheet.
Administer written informed consent
Recruit and schedule appointments for qualitative study participants
Assist study coordinator to plan recruitment schedules
Conducting enrolment activities
Research related activities:
Being responsible for the proper documentation of all study activities
Administer data collection instruments as required.
Collect adherence data from electronic data monitoring devices
Transcribe qualitative interviews sessions
Perform quality checks on collected data.
Data query resolution
Complete any other activities as required by the protocol or the study.
Complete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRFs) and source documents timeously
Ensure all records on participants are completed and accurately filed with strict adherence to documentation handling procedures
Maintain accurate study logs related to enrolment and other study activities.
Report on daily/weekly activities to the Study Coordinator and meet stipulated enrolment and follow-up targets
You will also be required to retain participants by;
Obtaining, verifying and updating detailed locator data from participant for all visits.
If possible, reminding participants about their appointments just prior to each visit
Following-up on participants to ensure study completion
Recommending retention strategies to study management
You will be required to;
Prepare participant files and documents.
Reconcile reimbursement of participants
Safe storage and transportation of complete study documents
Attend study meetings to report on study progress
Experience in research at least 3 years
Experience in collecting qualitative and quantitative data
Experiencing in data entry and transcription
Experience working with staff in public healthcare facilities is advantageous
Willingness to travel
Driver’s license and driving experience
Good communication skills.
Ability to solve practical problems.
Good management and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in written and spoken English and fluency in local languages.
Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to work under pressure
Good numerical skills
Application Deadline: 14/04/2021
Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
While all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.
Any problems with registering/uploading your CV, please contact the HR Administrator at [email protected]