RESEARCH ASSISTANT (4 POSITIONS)-OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES

Department/Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
Closing Date
Fri, 30 Aug. 2019

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (4 POSITIONS): FULL-TIME FOR 1 YEAR FIXED CONTRACT

VACANCY NO: IRC 837

 

Duties:  The successful candidate is expected to:  (i) Screen, consent, and enrol eligible participants. (ii) Optimize recruitment by using different strategies. (iii) Collect data through interviews, administering questionnaires and medical chart abstraction. (iv) Assist with data entry into the REDCap database.  (v) Perform data cleaning and quality checks both in the CRFs and database regularly. (vi) Collect and handle samples under good infection control. (vii) Educate the participants about the study including HPV/cervical cancer and offer answers to the questions raised. (viii) Any other tasks deemed necessary by the supervisor and or study team.

Requirements: Applicants should hold a (i) Basic Health Care Assistant (HCA) certificate and/or certificate in any health-related course (ii) Diploma will be an added advantage. iii) Must have knowledge of computers

Experience: At least a minimum of 2 years working as a research assistant/HCA or recruiter in health-related research/projects/studies.  

Competencies: The candidate will be required to perform the duties outlined above with the use of clinical research ethics and adherence to study protocol.  Must be well organized, excellent planning skills, good communication and people skills

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on the University, please visit our website; www.ub.bw

Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, fax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three (3) referees, and send complete documentation to:

 

The HR Manager, Faculty of Medicine, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 4738/; E-mail: nkangana@ub.ac.bw Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged. Hand delivered applications should be submitted to the Teaching Hospital Office No. F4003/F4004

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

 

Closing Date: 30 AUGUST 2019