Assistant Study Coordinator Job Vacancy at NIMR

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National Institute for Medical Research

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The  National Institute for  Medical Research (NIMR) is  a  parastatal organization established by an Act of parliament No.  23 of 1979 (CAP. 59, R.E. 2002) and became operational  in  1980. NIMR-Muhimbili  Research Centre is  one of the NIMR Centres located in Dar es Salaam. The Centre is currently conducting  research on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as other diseases of public health importance. The Centre is looking for qualified, experienced and well-motivated personnel to fill the following  vacant positions  whose duty station will be in Dar es Salaam Region.

NIMR is collaborating with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, a Swiss foundation having its registered office at 15, chemin Camille-Vidart, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland (“DNDi”); St George’s Hospital Medical School,UK; FARMOVS (Pt) Ltd, South African; Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg and Lilongwe Medical Relief Fund Trust – Malawi to conduct an open-label,  randomized,  controlled  parallel-group  trial to evaluate the comparative bioavailability, efficacy and safety of sustained-release flucytosine versus immediate-release flucytosine in adults with cryptococcal meningitis. The study will be conducted in two regional referral Hospital in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

We have exciting and challenging  opportunities  for one Assistant study coordinator,

one study doctors, two research nurses, one laboratory technician and one internal

quality officer to join the NIMR research  team, evaluating  the impact of slow release

Flucytosine. The post holders will be based in Dar es Salaam.

  1. 1. JOB POSITIONS: Assistant study coordinator (1 post)
    PROJECT TITLE: 5FC-HIV project


  1. As assistant study Coordinator, ensures assigned study is conducted in accordance

with the National IRB regulation and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines:

  1. Ensures site compliance with research protocols by reviewing all regulatory requirements  to confirm implementation  of appropriate  methods,  practices,  and procedures for all research activities
  1. Provides accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry, and reporting in both sponsor and study databases
  1. Ensures appropriate credentialing and training of the entire study team
  2. Supports the regulatory staff(quality officer) in the maintenance  of regulatory

documents in accordance with Study SOP and applicable regulations

  1. Interfaces with research participants, to support efforts to determine eligibility and consenting of study participants according to protocol
  2. Communicates and collaborates  specific study requirements  to  the  research team, including  internal and external  parties, sponsor,  monitors,  PI, and study participants
  1. Ensures compliance with research protocols, by providing ongoing quality control audits, including maintaining ongoing investigational drug accountability
  2. Communicates and collaborates w/ study team including internal and external parties, sponsors, PI, and study participants
  3. Facilitating communication of patients’ progress to NIMR and MoH on implementation strategies; this include, provide regular status updates and progress reports to project management.
  1. Facilitate timely and effective stakeholders’ communication through regular meetings, reporting, site visits and conference calls.
  2. Manage effective relationships and open communication with project site facilities and key stakeholders.
  3. Prepare quarterly, annual and terminal progress reports of the work done as well as scientific report.
  4. Day to day running of clinical trial (site coordination)
  5. Screening, enrolment and randomisation of study patients
  6. Day to day clinical management of patients & OPD management of patients after discharge
  7. Reporting any SAEs and SUSAR immediately to the local PI


  1. Bachelor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent knowledge
  2. A master Degree in public health/clinical trials will be an advantage
  3. Experience to work with research organization.
  4. Ability to prepare comprehensive project documentation and reporting, using MS Office software, for internal and stake holders’ communication.
  1. Project management skills, including a demonstrated  ability to define scope, manage stakeholders,  manage schedule/task  activity, manage change and communicate risks.
  1. Communication skills fluent written and spoken English and Swahili including presentation skills
  2. Previous experience in the field of clinical trials, and knowledge of good clinical practice would be highly desirable;
  1. Self-motivated; able to work independently to complete  tasks and respond  to department  requests  and to collaborate  with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify quality solutions.
  1. Strong ability to prioritize tasks for both self and team to meet requirements and deadlines


  1. One-year contract which may be renewed on the basis of performance and mutual agreement


A competitive salary will be offered as per project budget.


  1. Application letters should be written in English.
  2. Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
  3. Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates including form four certificates.
  4. Application letters should be attached with detailed curriculum vitae.
  5. Closing date for applications is 15th July, 2024.
  6. All applications should be addressed to:

Centre Manager,

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhimbili Centre, Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences

Off United Nation Road, Maliki Road-Upanga, Plot 1048/5

4th Floor Haile Debas Centre for Health Professional Building (CHIPE)

P.O. Box 3436,

Dar es Salaam.

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