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Research Officer (MD)

Research Officer (MD)

Ifakara Health Institute is looking for a qualified and experienced individual to take the Research Officer’s in the Ebola Vaccine Trial (EBL08). The Officer will;

  • Evaluate and screen potential study participants based on study eligibility criteria.

  • Recruit, follow-up, and provide clinical care to all study participants in a clinical trial as per study protocol, and coordinate tracing of participants in case of missed visits.

  • Evaluate and report safety reports, protocol deviations, and any other protocol-specific reports.

  • Ensure protocol compliance and protection of the participant rights and their wellbeing.

  • Participate in sensitization, analysis and interpretation results, and dissemination of results to the volunteers and community at large.

  •  Maintains up-to-date knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines (i.e., GCP, ICH), and compliance issues.

  • Coordinate clinical activities in close supervision with the study PI to ensure that the study specific SOPs are complete and are updated regularly.

  • Ensure all study-related forms are properly and accurately filled and data is entered on daily in electronic data capturing tools.

  • Respond to queries, concerns, and issues raised by the supervisor/principal investigator or a trial monitor.

  • Ensure that participants’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained.

  • Support the PI in the writing of clinical and progress study reports, and manuscript preparation including writing own case reports or manuscripts.

  • Communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and actively participate in all study meetings.

  • Maintain close professional relationships with government officials in the study area.

  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity.

  • Participate in the development of concept notes and grant writing activities within the department.

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the PI or Co-PI

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Medicine

  • Experience working on clinical trials research including coordination of recruitment

Important Dates and More

The deadline for receiving applications is 17:00hrs on 14/12/2021.