Research Assistant (Assessor)

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 238716
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



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. The organisation prides itself on six values: pioneering, partnering, excellence, respect, integrity and citizenship.


Research Technologist: Research Assistant (Assessor)


One - Year Contract (Renewable)


The SAMRC Health Systems Research Unit requires a Research Technologist: Research Assistant (Assessor) to assist in the evaluation of a retention to care intervention among patients attending a Cape Town HIV health clinic. This position will be based in a community centre in Gugulethu. This position involves engaging people who are living with HIV and conducting study-relatedactivities.




To enrol study participants who are people living with HIV and coming to the clinic to collect HIV medications

To conduct structured in-person interviews with participants

To conduct research activities and administrative tasks as per the standard operation procedures.


To contact people regarding their research appointments.

To Reimburse participants for study activities.

To Monitor data for quality assurance.

Daily communications with the Project Managers via email, over the phone, and in person.

Core Requirements:


Demonstrated knowledge of HIV.

Relevant 1-2 year accredited course/certificate relevant to the job/discipline.

Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Excellent intrapersonal communication skills and the ability to work on a team.

Must have a high sense of ethics and respect for handling sensitive and confidential information.

Strong attention to detail.

Demonstrated computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Fluency in written and verbal English and Xhosa.



Prior experience interacting with patients in a clinical setting.

Prior experience working on a research team and conducting data collection.

Prior experience engaging people over the phone.


Interested candidates can send their CV