Main purpose of the job:

  • Oversee all data management aspects of multiple studies at RMPRU, including study documentation, timelines, and staffing to ensure data integrity


  • VIDA CHAMPS – Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital – Soweto – Johannesburg

Key performance areas:

  • Receive forms or files from the clinic and compare them with an updated tracking log
  • Create SOPs
  • Checking of forms for missing data and specific edits
  • Ensure double data entries are completed timeously
  • contribute to the Data Management section in protocols and grants
  • Assist with tracking research forms and patient/ participant files
  • Implementation of data management plans
  • Maintain safe and secure storage of all electronic data and case report forms
  • Maintain research participant confidentiality
  • Data backups and data maintenance as and when required
  • Ensure that Good Clinical Practice guidelines are followed
  • Liaise with the study officers at sites with respect to data queries and manage the flow of queries
  • Ensure that research data is entered correctly and timeously
  • Ensure that data available for analysis is clean
  • Resolve discrepancies and queries with relevant parties
  • Create both Access and online databases i.e., Redcap
  • Generate study randomizations
  • Manage and report queries on the Logic Pen system
  • Ensure that all documentation is filed timeously and systematically
  • Access and Redcap data cleaning and correction activities
  • Identification and resolution of database and validation errors
  • Participate in trial initiation meetings and/ or study team weekly meetings to discuss logistical aspects of trials
  • Compare data captured by Data Capturers and ensure that data is clean and accurate
  • Handle all data problems and queries
  • Ensure that Data Capturers meet their deliverables and record data as soon as possible
  • Supervise and manage the duties of the data team to ensure optimal staff utilization
  • Perform and facilitate performance development and assessments
  • Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary corrective action
  • Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organization
  • Promote harmony, teamwork, and sharing of information
  • Staff management
  • Staff training and meetings
  • Involved in monitoring feedback meetings
  • Involvement with study co-ordinator’s and Investigator’s meetings
  • Act in a professional and friendly manner in all dealings with internal stakeholders
  • Show a high level of customer centricity at all times

Required minimum education and training:

  • Degree/Diploma in Information Technology other relevant data qualifications

Required minimum work experience:

  • 3 years of experience in data management
  • Experience in database development using MS Access or SQL, STATA, R, SAS, Redcap

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Certification in good clinical practice
  • Experience in a health care environment
  • Knowledge of case report form development and an understanding of the relationship between data collection, database design, and data delivery to Biostatistics
  • Thorough with good attention to detail
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Self–motivated, able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
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  • The closing date for all applications: 11 April 2022.
  • 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.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Our Client, WHC, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.

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About The Employer:


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC”) is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to Academics.

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