CRS Coordinator

CRS Coordinator for ST. MARYS CRS: University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences – Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZCHS-CTRC)
Deadline: 20 September 2019

University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences - Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZCHS-CTRC) is seeking a suitably trained, competent, talented, multi-tasking and qualified CRS Coordinator to take part in Clinical Research for the UZCHS-CTRC Project at St Mary’s CRS in Chitungwiza.

UZCHS-CTRC is a Centre of Excellence at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences which implements high level HIV prevention and treatment research and collaborates with a broad range of partners internationally.

Degree in Bio-medical Sciences or Nursing; Master’s degree in Bio-medical Sciences or Public Health is an added advantage; Training in epidemiology, research methodology, clinical trials management or project management is an added advantage.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a biomedical research setting; At least 1 year of personnel and clinic management experience; Leadership qualities, ability to work in a team and think creatively and strategically; Experience relevant to conducting complex, IND-level clinical research protocols; Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational planning & analytical skills, clean class 4 driver’s license; Computer literacy (this will be assessed in the interview).

The CRS Coordinator reports to the CRS Leader and leads a multi-disciplinary team of research staff at St Mary’s CRS. The CRS Coordinator has the following responsibilities: Establish and oversee CRS operational procedures that are compliant with institutional, local regulatory, network and sponsor policies; Establish and maintain adequate infrastructure for study operations; Coordinate communications between the CRS and the sponsor, CTU administration and Investigators as well as between different departments within the CRS, ensuring all reporting timelines are met and representing the site at meetings; Manage the site monitoring and protocol registration aspects of the NIAID Clinical Research Management System; Oversee the CRS Clinical Quality Management Plan; Maintain and monitor CRS essential documents; Hire and supervise CRS staff; Develop training plans for site staff in policies and procedures and support the Investigators of Record in protocol related training; Manage the development of study implementation materials, including pilot testing and any translation work needed; Oversee protocol implementation and ensure smooth execution of all protocol-related activities from site selection to close-out; Assist in the oversight of all day-to day activities at the CRS; Develop CRS output and performance targets for all research activities and ensure they are achieved (e.g. site activation timeline, community engagement, recruitment pace, retention, data performance, protocol compliance); Manage administrative aspects of the CRS including projecting personnel needs, budgetary requirements and overseeing all CRS expenditures; Conduct public relations and public education activities; Assist with the analysis of data according to study aims and develop manuscripts and presentations to be given at scientific meetings.

To apply
Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional qualifications to Human Resources Manager, 15 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, HARARE

Created: September 13, 2019
Category: Applied Sciences, Aviation
Expiry Date: Sept. 20, 2019

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