Clinical Research Nurses Job Vacancies at NIMR – 2 Posts

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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.

JOB POSITION:  Clinical Research Nurses (2 posts) PROJECT TITLE: 5FC-HIV project

REPORTING:  Project Principal Investigator


  1. Ensures compliance with the study’s protocol by providing thorough review and documentation at each subject study visit
  2. Participates in recruitment and selection  of study participants  by interviewing  and

documenting medical history to determine compliance with eligibility requirements

  1. Performs medical tests, including, but not limited to, vital signs
  2. Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment
  3. Documents medical data in patient chart to capture protocol requirements
  4. Interfaces with research participants, to support efforts to determine  eligibility  and consenting of study participants according to protocol
  5. Obtaining informed patient consent from patient or family member
  6. Filing of consent forms
  7. Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with study patients
  8. Chasing outstanding blood results (in conjunction with study doctors) and informing study doctor of results
  9. Documentation of relevant clinical information in patient records
  10. Organizing follow-up care on patient discharge
  11. Book and chase results of investigations (Chemistries, viral load etc…)
  12. Tracing non-attenders through note entries, phone calls, text messages or visiting them in the community
  13. Drugs adherence counselling of study patients and their treatment supporters
  14. Filling & Faxing CRFs using EDC
  15. Responding to error reports from EDC in collaboration with the study doctor
  16. Updating of patient follow-up spreadsheet
  17. Liaising with laboratory staff on a daily basis regarding new positive results
  18. Assist with study and sub-study specimen collection, storage and shipping as required
  19. Positive relationship building with all hospital staff.
  20. And carry out any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Valid RN license
  2. Minimum of a diploma from an accredited nursing school required; Bachelor of Nursing or other Science degree preferred
  3. Two (2) years of recent clinical nursing experience in a hospital, clinic or similar health care setting (Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for one (1) year work experience)
  4. Nursing competency skills per scope of practice (i.e., performing vital signs, nursing assessments, etc.)
  5. At least two (2) years clinical trials research experience preferred
  6. Strong follow through skills and ability to proactively  identify and solve problems; demonstrated initiative is imperative
  1. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, electronic health systems and databases used in research environment.
  2. Possess the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and manage deadlines
  3. Knowledge of GCP and local regulations


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

DUTY STATION: NIMR Muhimbili Centre in Dar es Salaam Region.


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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