X4 Research Interns Vacancies at Wits Health Consortium at Wits University for Young South Africans

X4 Research Interns Vacancies at Wits Health Consortium at Wits University for Young South Africans

We will give preference to applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and its subsequent amendments.

X4 Research Interns Vacancies at Wits Health Consortium at Wits University for Young South Africans

Job title: Research Interns x4
Type: Permanent ☐ Fixed Term ☒ Temporary ☐
    Main purpose of the job: Conducting research-related activities on a daily basis, including but not limited to administration, laboratory activities, data collection, quality control, quality assurance, recruiting and retaining community participants, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and good clinical practice requirements in Wits RHI Research Centre studies.
Location: Wits RHI -7 Esselen Street, Hillbrow, Research Centre. On the 3rd,4th, and 5th Floor.
Closing date: 16 May 2023
Submit detailed CV to: [email protected].
Advert reference number: SU 42 – 2023

Key performance areas

  • Maintain stock control and monitor studies for Medical Technicians or Medical Technologists.

  • Capture, store, and ship samples on LDMS for study-related protocols, and ensure timely and logical completion of shipment documents, lab meeting minutes, and other lab documents.

  • Ensure regulatory files and filing systems are maintained by Reg officers/managers, sponsors, and monitors. Ensure regulatory files are maintained by Reg officers/managers and sponsors/monitors.

  • Meetings with the regulatory team should be documented as and when needed.

  • Assure staff compliance with timely GCP training and renewals through active review of trackers and bookings.

  • Ensure that all necessary regulatory documentation has been filed and tracked on Excel trackers by the Regulatory Officer/Manager.

  • Keeping track of all submissions and approvals.

  • Present studies and recruit participants through presentations, radio talks, and brochure distribution.

  • Recruit potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • It is voluntary for participants to participate in the study.

  • Schedule appointments with eligible participants for further screening at Wits RHI study clinic. Record screened participants in screening register. Screening interviews are conducted with consenting participants.

  • Questionnaires should be administered.

  • To reschedule visits, contact participants by phone or visit their homes before their scheduled visits.

  • Assess relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study and prepare a list of home visits for each priority area and living area.

  • Participants’ queries should be addressed or referred as appropriate.

  • Assess the accuracy of the transcription of data from the source documentation into the Case Report Form (CRF).

  • Correct, initial, and date errors on CRFs by the authorized signatory.

  • Ensure the timely transmission/faxing of all Case Report Forms following QC activity. Complete the corrective action of the internal QC reports/error trends identified during QC.

  • Help complete internal monitoring reviews. Coordinate staff training (and retraining) where errors are identified.

  • A quality check is performed on all ICFs as well as other source documents to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • QC and major issues such as protocol deviations should be reported to the PI and study coordinator Regulatory Compliance Officer in a timely manner.

  • On behalf of the Regulatory Compliance Officer, participate in periodic quality assurance activities.

  • Ensure staff awareness and compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Protocol requirements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Regulatory Essential Documents.

  • Analyze research records critically and compile QA/QC reports on findings for site management.

  • Conduct internal monitoring reviews and assist in corrective action if error trends are identified. Coordinate staff training (and retraining) as necessary.

  • In accordance with study specific templates, transcription of audio files of focus group discussions and in-depth interviews is required.

  • Transliterate local language audio into English using a one-step method. Review/quality control completed transcripts and naming conventions. Obtain informed consent from participants.

  • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings.

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self-management.

  • Ensure that own work is consistently and accurately upheld in terms of quality and productivity standards.

  • Respond to feedback with an open attitude.

  • By participating in workshops, forums, conferences, and other training and development activities, you can take ownership of your own career development.

  • Provide appropriate resolution to tasks or deadlines that have not been met by applying knowledge of the organisation’s systems, structures, policies, and procedures.

  • Promote and support the organization’s core values.

  • Self-drive career development is the key to success.

Required minimum education and training.

Tertiary degree in a health-related field.

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Ability to manage self and prioritize workload while maintaining discretion, tact, and confidentiality.

  • An individual who is self-motivated, capable of working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A person who is able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Systematic and orderly, adhering strictly to protocols. Good skills in administration.

  • A good communicator and interpersonal skillset with empathy.

  • It is essential that the person is able to work with people who are vulnerable and HIV positive or negative and emotional as a result of the effects of the disease in the community.

  • Ability to create or work with databases and Excel logs. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in English and Zulu (advantage).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Required minimum work experience.

Minimum <1 year working experience within clinical research environment


Please send an email with the subject heading SU 42 – 2023 and the title of the position you are applying for to [email protected]. Please include the following documentation with your email:

  • Your cover letter (no more than one page) should clearly state which vacancy you’re applying for
  • A detailed CV

Closing Date:16 May 2023

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