Aurum Group: Research Assistants (Johannesburg)

Research Assistants

Company Aurum Group

Reference # Opt4TPTREF003

Published 08/04/2021

Contract Type Permanent

Salary Market Related

Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.

Job Functions Medical

Industries Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit


Your primary role will be to participate in:

Participant recruitment and enrolment

Recruit potential participants for the study

Ensure that potential participants are provided with all the study details as described in the Participant Information Sheet.

Administer written informed consent

Recruit and schedule appointments for qualitative study participants

Assist study coordinator to plan recruitment schedules

Conducting enrolment activities

Research related activities

Being responsible for the proper documentation of all study activities

Administer data collection instruments as required.

Collect adherence data from electronic data monitoring devices

Transcribe qualitative interviews sessions

Perform quality checks on collected data.

Data query resolution

Complete any other activities as required by the protocol or the study.

Complete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRFs) and source documents timeously

Ensure all records on participants are completed and accurately filed with strict adherence to documentation handling procedures

Maintain accurate study logs related to enrolment and other study activities.

Report on daily/weekly activities to the Study Coordinator and meet stipulated enrolment and follow-up targets

Participant retention

You will also be required to retain participants by;

Obtaining, verifying and updating detailed locator data from participant for all visits.

If possible, reminding participants about their appointments just prior to each visit

Following-up on participants to ensure study completion

Recommending retention strategies to study management

General administration

You will be required to;

Prepare participant files and documents.

Reconcile reimbursement of participants

Safe storage and transportation of complete study documents

Attend study meetings to report on study progress


Knowledge of:

Microsoft Office

Research methods

GCP training

Work Experience:

Experience in research at least 3 years

Experience in collecting qualitative and quantitative data

Experiencing in data entry and transcription

Experience working with staff in public healthcare facilities is advantageous

Minimum requirements:


Grade 12

Post-Matric Qualification

Advantageous Requirements

Willingness to travel

Driver’s license and driving experience

Skills required

Good communication skills.

Ability to solve practical problems.

Good management and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in written and spoken English and fluency in local languages.

Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to work under pressure

Good numerical skills

Please note:

Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks

All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities

While all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 14/04/2021

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