South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
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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 three core values: being pioneering, striving for excellence and working collaboratively.

Individuals are invited to submit applications in response to the following position:

Study Co-Ordinator

HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU)
Durban Office

One Year Contract

The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit seeks to appoint an experienced and competent Study Co-ordinator to fulfill the following responsibilities:


  • Co-ordinate research activities related to the implementation of multiple research protocols at a clinical research site
  • Ensure optimum clinic flow to facilitate effective conduct of multiple clinical research studies
  • Monitor and supervise quality control of all study data and informed consent procedures
  • Ensure  that  corrective  and  preventative  action  for  citations are generated  from internal/external audits
  • Ensure   that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are updated, implemented and monitored
  • Supervise data collection and associated document management
  • Monitor and supervise the recruitment and retention efforts at the clinical research site
  • Manage and supervise a multidisciplinary research team
  • Manage participant reimbursement, financial advances and supervise operational activities at sites
  • Assist with scientific report writing/publications and presentations

Core Requirements:

  • Honours Degree in the Biomedical or Social Sciences
  • 4 years’ experience in the HIV/Health research environment
  • 2 years’ experience with team training and supervision
  • 2 years proven project coordination and management experience
  • A Code 8 manual driver’s licence is essential for the above post as the incumbent will be required to drive the company vehicle when necessary. A driving test will be conducted to assess competency.


  • A Master’s degree
  • Understanding of Good Clinical Practice or a valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice
  • Applicants must be able to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Experience with electronic data capture (EDC)

A salary in the region of R304 000.00 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications.

The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. 


The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 16 February 2018

Should no feedback be received within 30 days of the closing date,
kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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Last updated:
19 January, 2018
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