Research Assistant I
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. Work DescriptionProvide a supportive role in research study-related tasks. Participate in the design, administration and monitoring of clinical trials. Responsible for the efficient collection of accurate, complete and ethical data from study volunteers. Adherence to protocol and overall clinical objectives.Technical Work ResponsibilitiesRecruitment, counselling and retention of volunteersData Collection Administrative dutiesReport writing Strategy recommendations based on process evaluation findingsDutiesLiaise with Stakeholders and contribute towards the achievement of organizational and departmental goals.Effective communication with relevant Stakeholders regarding constraints and appropriate resolutions Participate in training, meetings and other activities to accomplish the objectives of the StudyConduct all outreach activities and tasks in accordance with the relevant SOPs Notify potential volunteers and stakeholders of all necessary information and provide informative responses to all questionsRecruit and screen volunteers from target populations by means of structured interviewsProvide qualitative and quantitative feedback on recruitment strategies to line management for evaluationProvide counselling to volunteers undergoing VCT Provide ongoing risk-reduction counselling to study participantsAdminister the relevant documentation at all counselling sessionsObtain, verify and manage detailed locator data from volunteers at each participant visitManage the data baseContact and remind participants of their appointments shortly prior to each scheduled visitFollow up on participants and facilitate the completion of trailsRecommend retention strategies to line management Administer the screening questionnaire to all recruited volunteersManage the administration for volunteer enrolmentCompile Progress ReportsProvide strategy recommendations based on process evaluation findings Manage the completion of applicable documentation, consent forms and data collection forms as per prescribed study protocolAdminister data collection instruments as required, including risk assessment questionnairesComplete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRFs) and source documents timeouslyManage participants records as per SOPMaintain accurate study logs for biological specimens Stock control of clinic suppliesReport on daily/weekly activities to the Project coordinator and achieve stipulated recruitment targetsProvide support in SOP development, implementation and reviewMaintain confidentiality and ethical standards at all timesParticipate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goalsIdentify own developmental needs and implement approved recommendations Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures according to prescribed legislationReport all unsafe activities to Senior Management/Human ResourcesAdhere to decision making procedures
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