Main purpose of the job:

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


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

Key performance areas:

  • Develop methods of collecting data for the research study that will answer the question posed by the study prior to the start of each study
  • Review all study protocols, author protocol statistical analysis sections, and generate study randomizations prior to study initiation
  • Develop studies/projects analysis plans prior to study initiation
  • Use data collected during the study to improve processes and standard operating procedures within the organization as and when required
  • Resolve discrepancies and queries with relevant parties as per protocol
  • Manage the entry of research data by constructing or overseeing the construction of the database, guiding the data
  • entry process, planning, and organizing data verification on a weekly basis
  • Ensure double data entries are completed timeously in real-time throughout the study
  • Develop databases on Access, Redcap, or SQL prior to study initiation
  • Data cleaning and correction activities are done as per specific protocol
  • Identification and resolution of database and validation errors as per specific protocol
  • Participate in trial initiation meetings and/or study team weekly meetings to discuss logistical aspects of trials as and when required
  • Send data reports to Data Systems Monitoring Board (DSMB) as per specific protocol
  • Write analysis codes for SAS, STATA, and Access packages as and when required
  • Prepare manuscripts based on the results of the projects and present the results at national and international conferences
  • Supervise and manage the duties of the data team to ensure optimal staff utilization
  • Compare data captured by Data Capturers and ensure that data is clean and accurate on a weekly basis

Required minimum education and training:

  • BSc/BA degree in biological sciences or related disciplines in the natural science/health care field, epidemiology or public health or equivalent
  • Database design and management skills and experience (Redcap)
  • Data cleaning and analysis
  • Manuscript writing training and/or experience
  • Competent in data analysis applications e.g., SAS, STATA, PL/SQL, etc.

Required minimum work experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years directly related data management experience

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Postgraduate in public health/epidemiology & bio stats or similar, would be advantageous. 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
  • Adaptable and innovative and able to design new ways to gather and analyze data
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, logical with good attention to detail
  • Ability to meet critical 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: 23 June 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.

Please note:

  • Our Client, WHC, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
  • WHC, in accordance with its 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.
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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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