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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2022
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  • The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is an independent, transdisciplinary scientific research institute based across two campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa. AHRI’s research combines population, basic, social, and medical sciences to understand and intervene in the health and well-being of South African communities...
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    Research Medical Doctor - Somkhele

    Introduction    
    The purpose of the position is to provide medical care for participants in enrolled in clinical trials or studies under the Clinical Trials Unit

    Specification    
    The position will be based primarily in our Somkhele site but might require travel to the Durban site or clinics and or hospitals according to study protocol. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising clinical staff that support multiple studies; ensure all assigned activities occur according to protocols and standard operating procedures; ensure appropriate use and allocation of clinical/material resources; interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders; ensure that all study data is collected according to protocol requirements and align with the AHRI scientific strategy. The position will be based at Somkhele site, Mtubatuba.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Completed medical degree (MBChB)
    • Completed Internship and Community service
    • Must be registered with the HPCSA
    • Must be computer Literacy (MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Must be have a valid Drivers’ Licence
    • Fluency in English

    Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 3 - 5 years related experience

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Research Medical Doctor -Durban

    Introduction    
    The purpose of the position is to provide medical care for participants in enrolled in clinical trials or studies under the Clinical Trials Unit

    Specification    
    The position will be based primarily in our Somkhele site but might require travel to the Durban site or clinics and or hospitals according to study protocol. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising clinical staff that support multiple studies; ensure all assigned activities occur according to protocols and standard operating procedures; ensure appropriate use and allocation of clinical/material resources; interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders; ensure that all study data is collected according to protocol requirements and align with the AHRI scientific strategy. The position will be based at Somkhele site, Mtubatuba.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Completed medical degree (MBChB)
    • Completed Internship and Community service
    • Must be registered with the HPCSA
    • Must be computer Literacy (MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Must be have a valid Drivers’ Licence
    • Fluency in English

    Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 3 - 5 years related experience

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Research Grants Officer -Mtubatuba

    Introduction    

    The Africa Health Research Institute is looking for a self-motivated, intellectual Research Grants Officer who is pursuing a research/grants management career path and will provide support to the Research Grants Manager in the administration of national and international research grant awards. She/he will be responsible for the smooth handling of the research and financial administration portfolio within the Grants & Contacts Office. The portfolio revolves around both the pre-award and post-award phases.

    This position includes the administration of a number of research grants; participate in multi-disciplinary teams preparing and compiling research grant proposals; preparing financial and progress reports for research investigators, collaborators and external funders; reviewing cooperative agreements and policies, compliance and institutional reporting obligations. In addition, the Research Grants Officer will be responsible for maintaining grants databases, financial reconciliations, agreements database, creating boiler templates and general support duties. The position requires high level analytical skills, be deadline driven, attention to detailed orientated and multi-tasking skills. AHRI’s operates at two sites i.e. Somkhele and Durban.

    Specification    

    • Research Grant Administration - General research grants administration, support duties and smooth appropriation of awards in the pre-award and post-award processes. Actively involved in research grants application development including leading budget development and other research administrative application pieces. Working closely with the senior research grants officer in compliance with institutional and funders requirements. Provides scientific input in progress reports.
    • Postaward grants management - Preparing and interpreting financial reports, invoices, budgets, forecasting and progress reporting. Payroll change requests. Involve in the implementation of the institute cost recovery module. Maintaining financial databases such as grants spreadsheets, and SAP Grants Module. Reviewing and reconciling assigned grants financial transactions and reports.
    • Grants & contracts management – Contract management for the implementation of the award including compliance and legal administration - Review and interpret grant award agreements to ensure reporting obligations are met. Establish, review and monitor grants and financial compliance, application requirements, policies and reporting obligations (in PM the context of Institutional, Funding organisation regulations, South African Law, US, UK and European Law)
    • Coordination Activities - Participate in multi-disciplinary teams preparing and compiling research grant proposals. Maintenance accurate and updated databases, checklist, templates etc. Troubleshooting assistance.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BSc in any science discipline or related qualification
    • Qualification in Project management preferable

    Minimum Experience

    • Previous experience working in the field of TB, HIV and/or NCDs
    • 5 years’ work experience with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Experience in working with international and national multidisciplinary grant applications
    • Experience of managing large collaborative research grants (>R5m) and knowledge of a variety of sponsors including research councils, government, charitable, industrial funding (desirable, not essential)

    Advantageous

    • Finance qualification/experience
    • Worked in a research environment

    Duration: 18 Months

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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    Administrator - Somkhele

    Introduction    
    The Administrator is responsible for support to the COVID Test and Treat (COTeT) clinical trial at AHRI CTU in our Somkhele site.

    Specification    
    The Administrator will provide administration support and assist with the coordination and management of all the clinical trial operational activities. The role may require incumbent to work outside of normal hours, Public Holidays & Weekend as and when required by the study.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Certificate or Diploma in Office or Business Administration or equivalent
    • Computer literacy and certification (MS Office)
    • Must possess a valid South African Code B Driver’s License
    • Fluency in isiZulu and English
    • Resident and member of a homestead within the PIPSA

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 2 years’ of working in a clinical research environment
    • Prover 1 year experience as an Administrative Assistant or Office Administrative assistance

    Skills Required

    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English;
    • Accuracy and precision;
    • High computer literacy
    • Report writing
    • Must be able to work under pressure;

    Knowledge and abilities

    • Understanding of project operations including project planning and ethical conduct of research
    • Good data entry, typing skills, plan meetings and take detailed minutes
    • Knowledge of the Mpukunyoni area and the local leadership structure configuration
    • Ability to work independently and show initiative

    Duration: 10 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Administrator -Durban

    Introduction    
    The Administrator is responsible for support to the COVID Test and Treat (COTeT) clinical trial at AHRI CTU in our Durban site.

    Specification    
    The Administrator will provide administration support and assist with the coordination and management of all the clinical trial operational activities. The role may require incumbent to work outside of normal hours, Public Holidays & Weekend as and when required by the study.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Certificate or Diploma in Office or Business Administration or equivalent
    • Computer literacy and certification (MS Office)
    • Must possess a valid South African Code B Driver’s License
    • Fluency in isiZulu and English
    • Resident and member of a homestead within the PIPSA

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 2 years’ of working in a clinical research environment
    • Prover 1 year experience as an Administrative Assistant or Office Administrative assistance

    Skills Required

    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English;
    • Accuracy and precision;
    • High computer literacy
    • Report writing
    • Must be able to work under pressure;

    Knowledge and abilities

    • Understanding of project operations including project planning and ethical conduct of research
    • Good data entry, typing skills, plan meetings and take detailed minutes
    • Knowledge of the Mpukunyoni area and the local leadership structure configuration
    • Ability to work independently and show initiative

    Duration: 10 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Professional Research Nurse

    Introduction    
    AHRI Is looking for a dynamic Professional Research Nurse who will be responsible for provide clinical care to research participants enrolled in a COVID Test and treat clinical trial and ensure clinical governance standards are met in line with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

    Specification    
    The incumbent is also required to collect and maintain quality data according protocol requirements. The role requires a professional with comprehensive technical knowledge related to clinical trials, who has an efficient and systematic approach, with the capacity to grow, learn and multitask. The position will be based on our Durban site.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Diploma or Degree in Nursing
    • Current registration with SANC as a Professional Nurse
    • Valid driver’s License
    • Computer Literacy (MS Office –Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English and Zulu
    • NIMART trained and experienced.

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 3-year recognizable nursing experience after registration as professional nurse with SANC, of which at least 1 year
    • must be experience working in a primary health care clinic.
    • Experience in providing HIV/TB and NCD’s treatment and care in a primary health care clinic
    • At least one year clinical research experience

    Skills Required

    • Basic counselling and interviewing skills.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Responsiveness, professionalism, supportive and assertive
    • Well organised and possession of the ability to plan effectively and efficiently
    • Previous clinical research experience e.g. working in a clinical research project
    • Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Quality Officer -Somkhele

    Introduction    
    AHRI is looking for a Quality Officer who will be based at our Somkhele campus.

    Specification    

    • The successful candidates will work within the Clinical Research Department (CRD) and Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
    • The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the implementation of the quality control processes and systems within the department.
    • The successful candidate will be expected to follow procedures according to departmental systems, Standard Operating Procedures, to monitor and evaluate internal processes and to ensure that they meet quality standards.
    • The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of a quality control, quality improvement and quality assurance programme within CRD become actively engaged in guaranteeing quality in all aspects of clinical research and clinical trials from data collection, clinical research site operations to the clinical management of research participants.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Quality Management Diploma (or equivalent
    • Computer Literacy Certification (MS Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Valid driver’s license. Must be a confident driver
    • Fluency in IsiZulu and English

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical research
    • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience coordinating a project and supervising junior staff members.

    Advantageous

    • Keen interest in developing their own career i.e., Master’s or PhD Candidate
    • Clinical research experience or familiarity with clinical research data collection.
    • Ability to document information accurately, methodically and pay attention to d
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Quality Officer -Durban

    Introduction    
    AHRI is looking for a Quality Officer who will be based at our Somkhele campus.

    Specification    

    • The successful candidates will work within the Clinical Research Department (CRD) and Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
    • The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the implementation of the quality control processes and systems within the department.
    • The successful candidate will be expected to follow procedures according to departmental systems, Standard Operating Procedures, to monitor and evaluate internal processes and to ensure that they meet quality standards.
    • The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of a quality control, quality improvement and quality assurance programme within CRD become actively engaged in guaranteeing quality in all aspects of clinical research and clinical trials from data collection, clinical research site operations to the clinical management of research participants.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Quality Management Diploma (or equivalent
    • Computer Literacy Certification (MS Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Valid driver’s license. Must be a confident driver
    • Fluency in IsiZulu and English

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical research
    • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience coordinating a project and supervising junior staff members.

    Advantageous

    • Keen interest in developing their own career i.e., Master’s or PhD Candidate
    • Clinical research experience or familiarity with clinical research data collection.
    • Ability to document information accurately, methodically and pay attention to d
    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Study Coordinator -Somkhele

    Introduction    
    AHRI is looking for a Study Coordinator who will be based at our Somkhele campus. Study Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the management and administration of the COVID-19 Test and Treat clinical trial under the direction of the Clinical Trial Unit Site Coordinator and the Principal Investigator.

    Specification    
    The incumbent will develop, implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of the clinical trial. The incumbent will also, when required, provide clinical care to research participants and ensure clinical governance standards are met in line with Good Clinical Practice guidelines. The role requires a professional with comprehensive technical knowledge related to clinical trials, who has an efficient and systematic approach, with the capacity to grow, learn and multitask.

    Requirements    

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Degree in Nursing or Clinical Medical Practice
    • Valid registration with the appropriate professional body
    • Computer Literacy
    • Valid drivers license and a minimum of 2 years driving experience
    • Fluency in IsiZulu and English

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    • A minimum of 5 years recognizable clinical research experience
    • Two/three years of experience in a clinical research management position.
    • Previous experience in conducting clinical trials will be advantageous

    ADVANTAGEOUS

    • Experience in clinical trials.
    • Experience in a research environment, familiarity with clinical research data collection
    • Knowledge of current health and public service legislation, regulation, and policies.

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 3rd, April 2022

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    Clinic Research Assistant*3

    Introduction    
    AHRI is looking for three research assistants who will be based at our Somkhele site. The successful candidates will work within a COVID test and treat (COTeT) clinical trial under the CTU.

    Specification    
    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. S/He must be a resident and a member of a homestead from within the Population Intervention Programme Study Area (PIPSA).

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Senior certificate (Grade 12).
    • Must Possess a valid South African Code C1 driver’s license (will be required to take PDP driver’s license test)
    • Computer Literacy Certification (MS Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Fluent in English and IsiZulu

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 2 years research experience in a clinical setting (hospital/clinic based research)

    Knowledge and Abilities

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

    Advantageous

    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
    • Ability to document information accurately and methodically
    • Knowledge of current health and public service legislation, regulation and policies
    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player.
    • Knowledge of TB disease diagnosis, treatment, and infection control procedures
    • Experience making home visits for research or clinical follow-up purposes.
    • Clinical research experience

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 2nd, April 2022

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    Clinic Research Assistant*6

    Introduction    
    AHRI is looking for three research assistants who will be based at our Somkhele site. The successful candidates will work within a COVID test and treat (COTeT) clinical trial under the CTU.

    Specification    
    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. S/He must be a resident and a member of a homestead from within the Population Intervention Programme Study Area (PIPSA).

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Senior certificate (Grade 12).
    • Must Possess a valid South African Code C1 driver’s license (will be required to take PDP driver’s license test)
    • Computer Literacy Certification (MS Office - Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
    • Fluent in English and IsiZulu

    Minimum Experience

    • A minimum of 2 years research experience in a clinical setting (hospital/clinic based research)

    Knowledge and Abilities

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

    Advantageous

    • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
    • Ability to document information accurately and methodically
    • Knowledge of current health and public service legislation, regulation and policies
    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player.
    • Knowledge of TB disease diagnosis, treatment, and infection control procedures
    • Experience making home visits for research or clinical follow-up purposes.
    • Clinical research experience

    Duration: 9 Months

    Closing Date: 2nd, April 2022

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    Social Science Research Assistant

    Specification    
    The purpose of the Social Science Research Assistant is to collect qualitative data using various qualitative research methods including observations, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews; to compile field notes and case summaries; to transcribe audio recordings and to translate scripts from IsiZulu to English; and to participate in coding and preliminary data analysis.

    Requirements    
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • An undergraduate degree in the field of Social Science
    • Excellent proficiency in English and isiZulu (verbal and written)
    • A valid Driver’s Licence and ability to drive.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    • At least 3 years’ experience in qualitative data collection using various methods including observations, focus group discussion or in-depth interviews.

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

    • Strong data entry skills using computer software packages
    • Knowledge of HIV, and of other long-term conditions health issues
    • Ability to priorities work and manage deadlines, and be able to make progress with minimal supervision
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality, handle and protect sensitive data with integrity
    • Capacity and flexibility to learn new research methods and work routines

    Duration: 12 Months

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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    Research Grants Officer

    Introduction    

    The Africa Health Research Institute is looking for a self-motivated, intellectual Research Grants Officer who is pursuing a research/grants management career path and will provide support to the Research Grants Manager in the administration of national and international research grant awards. She/he will be responsible for the smooth handling of the research and financial administration portfolio within the Grants & Contacts Office. The portfolio revolves around both the pre-award and post-award phases.

    This position includes the administration of a number of research grants; participate in multi-disciplinary teams preparing and compiling research grant proposals; preparing financial and progress reports for research investigators, collaborators and external funders; reviewing cooperative agreements and policies, compliance and institutional reporting obligations. In addition, the Research Grants Officer will be responsible for maintaining grants databases, financial reconciliations, agreements database, creating boiler templates and general support duties. The position requires high level analytical skills, be deadline driven, attention to detailed orientated and multi-tasking skills. AHRI’s operates at two sites i.e. Somkhele and Durban.

    Specification    

    • Research Grant Administration - General research grants administration, support duties and smooth appropriation of awards in the pre-award and post-award processes. Actively involved in research grants application development including leading budget development and other research administrative application pieces. Working closely with the senior research grants officer in compliance with institutional and funders requirements. Provides scientific input in progress reports.
    • Postaward grants management - Preparing and interpreting financial reports, invoices, budgets, forecasting and progress reporting. Payroll change requests. Involve in the implementation of the institute cost recovery module. Maintaining financial databases such as grants spreadsheets, and SAP Grants Module. Reviewing and reconciling assigned grants financial transactions and reports.
    • Grants & contracts management – Contract management for the implementation of the award including compliance and legal administration - Review and interpret grant award agreements to ensure reporting obligations are met. Establish, review and monitor grants and financial compliance, application requirements, policies and reporting obligations (in PM the context of Institutional, Funding organisation regulations, South African Law, US, UK and European Law)
    • Coordination Activities - Participate in multi-disciplinary teams preparing and compiling research grant proposals. Maintenance accurate and updated databases, checklist, templates etc. Troubleshooting assistance.

    Requirements    

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BSc in any science discipline or related qualification
    • Qualification in Project management preferable

    Minimum Experience

    • Previous experience working in the field of TB, HIV and/or NCDs
    • 5 years’ work experience with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Experience in working with international and national multidisciplinary grant applications
    • Experience of managing large collaborative research grants (>R5m) and knowledge of a variety of sponsors including research councils, government, charitable, industrial funding (desirable, not essential)

    Advantageous

    • Finance qualification/experience
    • Worked in a research environment

    Duration: 18 Months

    Closing Date: 7th, April 2022

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