Research Assistant (Part-Time 25 Hours/week)

Job Description

ob Title Research Assistant (Part-Time – 25 hours/week)Location Johannesburg,ZAOrganization Name DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human DevelopmentDepartment DescriptionThe DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development and the SAMRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, are running a research project entitled, “Testing the added benefits of pregnancy ultrasound for early child development in resource-limited settings”. We are hiring a part-time (25 hours per week) Research Assistant on an 6-month contract.Brief DescriptionMain purpose of the job:To conduct outcome assessments and interviews with women (their partners), and anthropometric measurements on their infants.Location:Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic HospitalKey Performance Areas:· Conduct outcome assessments with women and their partners· Conduct assessments and measurements for infants· Schedule and follow-up on participant appointments· Manage scheduled appointments and visits in accordance with the study protocol

Responsibilities + Skills

Degree or tertiary qualification is preferable, but not essential, minimum of matric is however required GCP and Research Ethics certification are required Fluency in at least two local languages including English High levels of computer literacy and advanced use of MS Office, experience using REDCap will be an added advantage


Maintain accurate and up to date study records Assist with data collection capture and management Compile relevant reports and feedback on project activities


Experience working with children and families, preferably in a health and research environment Candidates with experience conducting clinical assessments including anthropometry are desirable

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 10th February 2020
  • Designation: Research Assistant (Part-Time – 25 hours/week)
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: 44
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 10th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Wits University is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution in delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the African continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaningful change in society. 

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