Research Technologist: Data Coordinator

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Durban, Durban, 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.




One - Year Contract


The HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) seeks to appoint a Data Coordinator to conduct data management and quality control of data at the Clinical Research Sites within the Durban region, to ensure compliance with SA and ICH GCP and HSP requirements. Data Coordination activities will include working within the framework of approved protocols and regulatory documentation




Ensure optimum data quality in clinical trial research documentation (source, CRFs and Electronic Data Capture System)

Quality Control of all study documentation including informed consent process. Maintain QC rate within acceptable levels.

Perform regular data checks on the database and generate data reports. Corrective action of reports from the database and corrective action/responding to emails received from the study data manager

Ensure that staff QCs are completed timeously. Provide ongoing support to staff completing data capture and addressing QCs. Assisting with troubleshooting for system issues.

Electronic data capture within the protocol-specified time frames

Assist with preparation for monitoring visits and corrective actions for internal and external monitoring reports

Documentation management including version control of all study related documents

Maintaining an excellent filing and indexing system for all study documents including participant and regulatory documents

Assist with setup and implementation of new studies

End of study document inventory

Development and preparation of reports for study management

Core Requirements:


1- or 2-year accredited course/certificate relevant to the job/discipline or equivalent

At least 2 years clinical research experience

At least 1-2 years’ experience in conducting data 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.

Ability to work across multiple clinical trials concurrently


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