A Medical Officer vacancy is available at our client, Wits Health Consortium's Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Soweto - Johannesburg. Background
The Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) was established in 1996. The Perinatal HIV Research Unit has been involved in research, training, policy formation and advocacy in issues concerning HIV-positive women and their children.In recent years the work of the unit has expanded beyond the original focus of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, to include treatment trials in adults and children, prevention research, psychosocial research and policy development. In addition the Unit has developed an HIV vaccine clinical trials unit (HVCTU) and started with HIV Vaccine Trials back in 2001.The unit is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of research and policy in the area of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. It has also developed a reputation as a leading African research unit for clinical trials in adult and children with HIV, with one of the largest cohort.
Main purpose of the job
To provide comprehensive medical care to human participants of studies related with vaccination against infectious diseases, including HIV, HPV, influenza and tuberculosis vaccine clinical trials
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto - Johannesburg
Key performance areas
Provide and support clinical care of participants with a focus on customer service
Participate in the entire process of clinical research with documentation of work done on trials
Work with the study team in order to optimize research strategies
Collaborate on new and ongoing studies
Assist with data-related issues
Participate in project meetings, conference calls and continuous medical education
Required minimum education and training
Computer literacy (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)
Current Good Clinical Practice certification
Professional body registration
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Cheerful, customer-oriented team-conscious attitude to service
Clinical skills that extend across the spectrum of well people and people living with HIV
Commitment to working in the paradigm of disease prevention
Competence and willingness to work with adults, adolescents and children
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate in local languages advantageous
Scientific publication history or willingness to learn is advantageous
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 is 10 December 2019.
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.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
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