VIDA The Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics (VIDA) Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, formerly RMPRU (Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit) has for over 20 years conducted numerous studies to assess the burden of and to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). Current studies and projects include infant rotavirus and BCG trials, immunizing pregnant women to protect their infants against disease (including influenza, Group B streptococcus, and respiratory syncytial virus), and the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) initiatives. In 2020, VIDA commenced two international trials on COVID-19 vaccines amongst several other COVID-19 studies. World Health Organization position papers directly refer to the work conducted by RMPRU and have used such data generated to inform policy and recommendations for vaccine implementation globally and here in South Africa. By combining clinical, microbiological, and epidemiological expertise in an African setting, the unit has made significant contributions in vaccine development against the leading respiratory and enteric pathogens contributing to under-5 childhood morbidity and mortality in Africa and other low and middle-income countries. Main purpose of the job: To assist Medical Officers with clinical research activities and to provide health care to patients participating in clinical trials according to study protocols Location: VIDA - Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital Key performance areas Plan, implement and complete the clinical research activities for clinical trials and epidemiological studies in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and Standard Operating Procedures Perform study – related procedures, blood draws, and nasopharyngeal aspirates/swabs on infants, young children, and adults including a pregnant woman Conduct illness visits on participants and treats as required Abstract data from medical files and laboratory results, and enter into case report forms Strategic review and management of clinical trials i.e. devising systems and processes to ensure effective and efficient study conduct SAE and Endpoint data reporting Quality assurance of the study file source data, i.e. clinical source notes and CRF’s Staff Management and training Writing of protocols and submissions to the Ethics committee. Required minimum education and training Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice or Equivalent Computer literacy in MS Word and MS Excel Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities Clinical trials experience Good Clinical Practice Excellent clinical skills Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team Attention to detail, Motivated, Organised, Friendly, Professional Required minimum work experience Minimum 1-2 Years’ work experience in a research environment TO APPLY Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV. Please Apply Online Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position. The closing date for all applications: 30 September 2021. Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful. Note AJ Personnel is fully POPI compliant. Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto. Please note: AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium. AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.