Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
9 months ago

Research Nurse – Ref No. RN/SH/16/01/20

Reports to Project Manager. The incumbent will assist in the with the development of SOPs and s/he will also conduct study related activities such as participant recruitment, informed consent process and specimen collection as per protocol requirements.

Main Duties

  • Conducts assigned study procedures and adhere to procedural and international guidelines for research conduct
  • Ensures and verifies that all study forms are completed accurately by the study staff as per Study Protocol
  • Obtains written informed consent from study participants prior and ensures that written informed consent is obtained, and appropriate consenting procedures are followed for literate, partially literate or illiterate participants, before any study procedure is performed on any participant.
  • Ensures that study-related clinical information is communicated in a timely manner to clinicians
  • Collects specimens and coordinates with other clinic staff (e.g. phlebotomy) and with laboratory to ensure that all samples are collected and processed according to study protocol.
  • Assists in writing reports and preparing for monitoring visits
  • Follows and adheres to the guidelines of Good Clinical Practices at all times
  • Maintains strict participant confidentiality and privacy at all times
  • Responsible for study resources and supplies, such as data collection forms, participant files, study equipment, and facilities.
  • Assists to verify that all study forms are completed accurately by the study staff as per Study Protocol.
  • Assist Data Associate to communicate to relevant clinic staff any missing, incomplete, or unclear data.
  • Collaborates with Data Coordinator/Technician and other staff to ensure timely completion and transmission of study forms and correction of all forms requiring corrections/additions
  • Provides timely feedback (positive and negative) to study staff regarding forms completion and accuracy
  • Ensures the safe keeping of participant records at all times
  • Assists in preparing QC Tools for the study and maintaining the Quality Management Plan


  • Registered/Enrolled Nurse
  • Atleast 1 year experience in research
  • Conversant in MS office applications
  • Valid practicing license

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka or email:

Email applications to

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