Nafasi ya kazi :- Clinical Research Nurses (2 posts) at NIMR July, 2024



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
  3. Performs medical tests, including, but not limited to, vital signs
  4. Provides patient education and medical information to study patients to ensure understanding of proper medication dosage, administration, and disease treatment
  5. Documents medical data in patient chart to capture protocol requirements
  6. Interfaces with research participants, to support efforts to determine eligibility and consenting of study participants according to protocol
  7. Obtaining informed patient consent from patient or family member
  8. Filing of consent forms
  9. Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with study patients
  10. Chasing outstanding blood results (in conjunction with study doctors) and informing study doctor of results
  11. Documentation of relevant clinical information in patient records
  12. Organizing follow-up care on patient discharge
  13. Book and chase results of investigations (Chemistries, viral load etc…)
  14. Tracing non-attenders through note entries, phone calls, text messages or visiting them in the community
  15. Drugs adherence counselling of study patients and their treatment supporters
  16. Filling & Faxing CRFs using EDC
  17. Responding to error reports from EDC in collaboration with the study doctor
  18. Updating of patient follow-up spreadsheet
  19. Liaising with laboratory staff on a daily basis regarding new positive results
  20. Assist with study and sub-study specimen collection, storage and shipping as required
  21. Positive relationship building with all hospital staff.
  22. 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
  7. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, electronic health systems and databases used in research environment.
  8. Possess the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and manage deadlines
  9. 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.