Africa Health Research Institute: Clinical Research Intern (Durban)

Clinical Research Intern

Company Africa Health Research Institute

Reference # DBN/RESINTERN001/2020/NOV

Published 20/11/2020

Contract Type Contract

12 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is one of South Africa’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research institutes. AHRI aims to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV and TB and related diseases, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. AHRI’s principal funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our academic partners are University College London and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Job Functions Administration,Clinical,Coordinator,Intern,Research,Science

Industries Academic,Healthcare,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology


The AHRI Clinical Research Department Intern is responsible for assisting with the coordination and execution of functions related to the implementation and monitoring of SARS CoV-2, TB, HIV and other research projects in the KZN region.

The main focus of this position is the collection and verification of data. The intern will perform literature searches and interpret information to provide feedback on technical activities.

The candidate will coordinate the logistics for the collection of biological specimens from various healthcare sites in and around Durban. This is an entry level position with limited experience. The successful candidate will be based in our Durban site.


Minimum Qualification

1. Postgraduate Degree in Health or Social Science disciplines

2. Must possess a valid South African Code B Driver’s License and own vehicle

Minimum Experience

1. Computer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

2. This is an entry level position with limited experience.

Skills Required

1. Good verbal and written communication skills in English;

2. Accuracy and precision;

3. Must be able to work under pressure;

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work visa holders.

Job Closing Date 04/12/2020

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