(Payclass 04)
South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI)
Department of Pathology
Faculty of Health Sciences

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), located within the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 12-month contract as Clinical research Workers (CRW). The available positions are based at the SATVI Project Office in Worcester. This office works on various Tuberculosis research projects.

Requirements for the job:

  • Senior certificate (Grade 12)
  • Fluency in English and either Afrikaans or Xhosa (written and spoken for English and one other language)
  • Computer literate and proficient in working on Microsoft Office
  • Valid Driver’s License for light vehicles and actively driving
  • Resides in the Cape Winelands East region research area or willing to relocate

The following will be advantageous:

  • Good record keeping skills and experience as well as attention to detail
  • Good decision making and prioritising capabilities
  • Knowledge of TB, HIV and the Cape Winelands East region
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Previous experience in clinical research with a current GCP certificate
  • Able to adapt to change effectively
  • Counselling experience

The appointee will be part of a dynamic team responsible for activities associated with clinical research. The role includes; participant recruitment (including assenting and consenting), counselling, data collection, assistance with clinical procedures, surveillance and community liaison. Flexibility with regard to standby as well as working hours may be required, depending on the operational need of the organisation.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits (where applicable), is between R138,579.00 and R241,986.00.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Elaine Zimri at

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo an assessment.

Telephone: 023 346 5400

Reference number: E231042

Closing date: 15 November 2023

“UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

All the best with your applications

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