Clinical Trial Registry Administrator

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town




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.




Duration: 5 Year Fixed Term Contract


Cochrane South Africa (CSA), based at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), is committed to working in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice. An appropriately qualified and experienced Clinical Trial Registry Administrator is required to join our team for the operation of the clinical trial registries hosted by Cochrane South Africa, including the South African National Clinical Trials Register (SANCTR) and the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR).




Project work which includes the successful operation of the clinical trial registries:


Provide administrative support to researchers and processing trial applications timely

Liaise with IT team to resolve technical issues with the databases

Email/telephonic support to trialists attempting to register

Trialists are informed promptly of missing data items

Assist with annual reporting and outputs reporting

Draft and edit documents according to project requirements

Meeting coordination with stakeholders include notification of meetings, preparation of agenda and minutes

Data management and analysis:


Manage trial data information and conduct analysis to identify research tops.

Conduct trial data to contribute to reports to the NDoH Research outcomes include publishing in ISI accredited journals

Research Admin:


File all clinical trial registration applications

Schedule and prioritise multiple tasks through proper planning, attention to detail, and a high standard of organization

Search and source appropriate conferences, meetings, and lectures for clinical Trial Registry stakeholder engagement

Maintain the formal network in place

Maintain contact database developed by the project manager – update contacts as new stakeholders become involved

Be available to answer calls from trialists

Provide stakeholders and key individuals with promotional materials for the Clinical Trial Registries (PACTR and SANCTR)

Presentation and research dissemination:


Contribute to the development of presentation and workshop materials regarding the importance of clinical trial registration, open access, and data sharing

Contribute to research reports and publications

Participate in presentations at national or provincial meetings with relevant stakeholders

Core Requirements:


Four-year tertiary qualification (Honours degree) in health sciences, allied health field, public health of epidemiology or similar, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and or training in the health field or higher

1- 2 years of public health experience

Clinical trial knowledge, i.e., be able to identify and evaluate trials correctly

Biostatistical and epidemiological skills



Cochrane review experience

Production of peer-reviewed articles

Experience with liaising, networking, and consulting with a variety of stakeholders


Interested candidates can send their CV