|Location||Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
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
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.
Interested candidates can send their CV