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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer. The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical res...
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    Medical Technologist: Clinical Pathology - HIDRU - R 512A


    • To conduct laboratory processes in compliance with local and international regulations i.e: SANAS, SA GCP, DAIDS Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
    • To conduct laboratory duties at the clinical research site laboratory (CRSL) and Central Routine Laboratory (CRL)
    • Processing of samples as per SOP, protocol and GCLP during the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical stages
    • To provide accurate, precise and quality results within stipulated turnaround times
    • Adhere to the internal and external quality control and quality assurance programs
    • Management of onsite/central laboratory stock
    • Management of laboratory documentation at the onsite laboratory/central laboratory
    • Train, mentor and assess new laboratory staff
    • Perform validations, verifications and proficiency/competency testing
    • Prepare weekly and monthly technical reports
    • Preparation of the laboratory for audits
    • Be willing to work at all HPRU site laboratories, Central Routine/Research Laboratory and other areas of laboratory as needed.
    • Be willing to work on prevention studies, treatment studies and COVID-19 studies.

    Core Requirements

    • National Diploma - Biomedical Technology or similar relevant qualification or higher
    • 1- year experience in a Clinical Pathology laboratory, post qualification
    • Proof of current registration with the Health Professions Council of SA in Clinical Pathology Independent Practice
    • Willing to work outside normal working hours, i.e. afterhours and weekends


    • Good Clinical Laboratory Practice [GCLP], International Air Transport Association (IATA) training
    • Previous research/clinical trial experience
    • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
    • A Code 8 driver’s license

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    Senior Research Technologist: Quality Assurance Officer - HIDRU - R 513A


    • Internal monitoring of clinical trial data using approved protocols and standard operating procedures as per the clinical quality management plan
    • Review 100% informed consent forms and locators
    • Submit internal monitoring reports timeously and debrief study investigators and site staff on common findings and trends
    • Assist with preparation for external audits and monitoring
    • Review study related regulatory documentation including local ethics, SAHPRA and sponsor correspondence.

    Core Requirements

    • A relevant 3-year degree in Health/Social Science or similar relevant qualification or higher
    • At least 3 years clinical research experience
    • At least 1-2 years’ experience with quality assurance activities in clinical trials


    • Valid code 8 driver’s license
    • Valid recent GCP and HSP certificate
    • Willingness to work outside normal working hours when required
    • Work with meticulous attention to detail to ensure good data quality
    • Effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent computer skills in MS Office packages
    • The ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
    • The ability to work independently, under pressure and honor deadlines.

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