endTB Site Research Assistant at Partners In Health Lesotho


Reports to: PIH Lesotho Site Study Coordinator (SSC)


The endTB (Evaluating Newly approved Drugs for multidrug-resistant TB) clinical trial is an international multicentre randomized therapeutic trial to evaluate short oral drug regimens for treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The trial is a collaborative project among Partners in Health (PIH, Boston USA), Harvard Medical School (HMS, Boston USA), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Paris, France [OCP] and Geneva, Switzerland [OCG]), the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM, Antwerp, Belgium) and Epicentre (Paris, France), the Institute of Research for Development (IRD, Montpelier, France) and is funded by UNITAID. The trial will be implemented in in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Peru and South Africa.


Mission and responsibilities

Under supervision of the endTB Site Study Coordinator and the Site Principal Investigators, the Site Research Assistant (SRA) will support the site research team in daily study activities and clinical trial conduct by providing administration, data entry and project tracking support.


The SRA will:

●        Facilitate scheduling of all study visit appointments and provide essential communication with the site research team and study participants throughout the course of a clinical trial

●        Prepare needed study documents and equipment for all study visits

●        Organize and maintain patients records as part of record keeping function

●        Perform data entry and ensure that accurate records are maintained for each study participant

●        May assist specimen transport from the collection point to the clinical research laboratory

●        Assist in writing research application and regulatory documents necessary for clinical trial operations

●        Maintains inventory and orders study supplies when necessary

●        Performs all other duties as assigned


Candidate requirements

●        Diploma in Health Sciences, Social Sciences required but Bachelor’s degree in these fields will be an added advantage

●        1-3 years TB/HIV or any health related research work experience required

●        Working knowledge of computerized data (word processing, spreadsheets and database)

●        Experience with computer systems required, including web-based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel or PowerPoint

●        Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants

●        Good oral and written communication skills

●        Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks

●        Careful attention to detail

●        Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs

●        Previous research experience preferred

●        Knowledge of good clinical practice and good data management practice an asset


Applications and detailed CVs may be hand delivered to PIHL offices at House 233, Cr Lancers and Caldwell road, Maseru west or emailed to thullym@gmail.com not later than 4th August 2017, or Apply here!