Senior Research Technician

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary 157956
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



Senior Research Technician


1 year – contract (1 post)


The TB Platform is seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Research Technician in the district of uMgungundlovu in KwaZulu-Natal to join its two research projects. The first project focus on missed opportunities to anti-retroviral (ART) initiation and linkage to care amongst newly diagnosed HIV-positive clients with presumptive TB. The study will quantify the extent of missed opportunities for timely initiation of ART and identify reasons for the delay in the start of ART from both patients and health care providers. The second project focus on TB Preventive Treatment and determining reasons for non-adherence from the patients and the health care provider’s perspectives.




Obtaining eligible patients’ records from the study sites/facilities

Obtaining informed consent from study participants

Arrange baseline and follow-up visits with study participants

Entering data into the REDCap Mobile Application

Project related administrative tasks


Core Requirements


Matric qualification plus relevant recognized 1-year course/certificate

1-2 years relevant experience in conducting fieldwork for research projects concerned with TB and HIV

Basic communication skills in the predominant local languages of the respective province where to be employed

Have excellent data capturing skills

Have a valid driver’s license and willing to drive within the district for data collection and participants follow-up

Residing in the district of research area.


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