SAMRC Vacancies – Senior Research Technician

Website South African Medical Research Council

Job Description:

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily updates to Managers on matters pertinent to participant recruitment, retention and adherence
  • Implement a Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and track outcomes
  • Implement retention and adherence plans to fulfil protocol requirements
  • Assist the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to plan and prepare for community and stakeholder engagements
  • Identify and keep records of new catchment areas for participant recruitment
  • Network and liaise with community members, stakeholders and peer educators
  • Work on observational studies, prevention studies, treatment studies including COVID-19 studies
  • Screen potential participants for eligibility, monitor outcomes and document statistics

Job Requirements:

  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office packages.
  • Written and verbal fluency in isiZulu and English
  • A Code 8 manual driver’s license is essential for the above post as the incumbent will be required to drive the company vehicle when necessary.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Grade 12 certificate (Matric) or similar relevant qualification or higher
  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience in community education and outreach
  • Relevant 1–2-year qualification in social, health, human sciences, or related field or similar higher qualification

Job Details:

Company: South African Medical Research Council

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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