A Medical Officer (Doctor)(Fixed Term Contract) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium’s Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Matlosana, Klerksdorp – North West Province.


The Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) was established in 1996. The Perinatal HIV Research Unit has been involved in research, training, policy formation and advocacy in issues concerning HIV-positive women and their children.

In recent years the work of the unit has expanded beyond the original focus of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, to include treatment trials in adults and children, prevention research, psychosocial research and policy development. In addition, the Unit has developed an HIV vaccine clinical trials unit (HVCTU) and started with HIV Vaccine Trials back in 2001.

The unit is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of research and policy in the area of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. It has also developed a reputation as a leading African research unit for clinical trials in adults and children with HIV, with one of the largest cohorts.

Main purpose of the job

  • To provide comprehensive medical care/clinical support to patients enrolled in treatment and prevention programs at the PHRU and to participants enrolled in clinical trials at the unit


  • PHRU – Tshepong Hospital, Matlosana, Klerksdorp – CTU

Key performance areas

  • Provision of clinical care to patients and participants
  • Accurate and comprehensive medical record-keeping
  • Management of patient/participant flow in the clinic
  • Clinical trial oversight or management as designated by the Principal investigator
  • Participation in all phases/components of the research process
  • Data management excellence

Required minimum education and training

  • Medical Degree (MBCHB)

Professional body registration

  • Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Medical Practitioner Independent practice

Required minimum work experience

  • At least two-year’s experience inpatient treatment (Can be inclusive of internship/community service time)

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Registered with MPS
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
  • Experience in treating HIV
  • Empathy and understanding of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Experience as a sub-investigator in a clinical trial
  • Computer literacy


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experienceas mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV – Please Apply Online
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications is 19 March 2021.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

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