Senior Research Technician

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 143705
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.




Duration: One-Year Contract


The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit requires a suitably qualified and experienced Data Collector to perform project related duties such as, administration of informed consent to study participants, complete study document, and assisting with various general administrative duties at clinical research sites and other clinics in the Durban region.




Conduct interviews with study participants and check the co enrolment database

Capture and collect Data whilst maintaining quality control, in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Principles

Administration, check Study related documentation, quality control/assurance and indexing of informed consent documents for study participants

Assist with data cleaning as designated by the relevant study Principal Investigator

Prepare study document, complete and address related queries

Assist with translations of research-related documents

Create and update study specific logs

Assist in proving information to relevant managers for report writing and provide require weekly/monthly individual reports

Assist with participant follow-up

Plan meetings and/or workshops and prepare minutes for review

Assist with re-imbursement of participants, completing re-imbursement logs and preparation finance reconciliation.

Core Requirements:


Grade 12 / matric

1-2 years relevant experience in research or related environment

1- 2 years Data collection experience

1- 2 years Data entry experience

Good writing skills

Strong computer skills in MS Office packages

Fluent in English and isiZulu



Post Matric qualifications in any research related field

A Code 8 manual drivers license

Effective organisational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team

Ability to multitask and work under pressure

Willing to work outside normal working hours when required.


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