Now Hiring Supervisors! Research Jobs Available

Epicentre Recruitment • 24 Aug 2020

Epicentre is now hiring supervisors for our two new research projects. Help us embark on our next exciting installment. Join our team and help your country fight back in the war on COVID-19!

Epicentre is looking for supervisors who are:
  • Have a positive attitude, are full of energy and new ideas
  • We need people who are self-disciplined
    • Have the ability to control themselves and to make themselves work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell them what to do
  • We need people who are highly motivated
    • A person not only works hard, but is also proactive, which means that they look for things that need to be done without being asked.
  • We need people who are detail-orientated
    • Being detail-oriented means paying close attention to all of the small particulars when working on a task or project. Detail-oriented employees complete each assignment as flawlessly as possible before moving to the next task. This means the projects they submit are usually high-quality work with little to no errors
  • Comfortable working with technology
    • like computers and iPads
    • And with using social media (like Facebook, & Instagram, and twitter)
  • Comfortable with everyday being different
    • one day you’ll be at your desk, the next you’ll be working in the community & the day after you might be in a big board meeting
  • Works well in teams
    • We need supervisors that are comfortable working with their teams, not just telling them to do things
  • Good people skills
    • you need to be comfortable meeting new people every day and be able to motivate them to take part in our study
  • You must have good navigation skills
    • You’ll often be traveling to participants,
    • we need people who are comfortable using google maps and who can find their way
  • We need supervisors who are passionate about improving the health of their community and who want to make a real difference in peoples’ lives
    • because you will be helping South Africa to get real information in the largest COVID study in South Africa
    • Helping South Africa and the world understand this pandemic
  • Candidates with a drivers licence will be preferred
  • Must be comfortable with short term travel

Information about the Job

Epicentre is going to be running two research projects at the same time.
  • These two projects are COVID-19 antibody studies.
  • This means that we will be helping South Africans understand how many people caught COVID-19 and if they have protection from catching the infection again.

These two national COVID prevalence studies will work with:

  1. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa (NICD)
  2. Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC)

These projects will start in September and end before the December Christmas holidays. However, there will be more opportunity to continue working with us in January based on how well you work with the Epicentre team.

Epicentre Supervisors

  • We have positions available in
    • JHB, DUR, CT, PE, PMB (Pietermaritzburg), & klerksdorp
  • You will start by helping us get ready for these two projects
    • this will involve setting up iPads
    • working on social media
    • other set up work
  • You will then work as a Supervisor of your team
    • You will go into the field (the community) with your team and finding participants
    • You will need to manage the people you work with and help them deal with any problems by communicating with us at the head office and help us find solutions together.
  • You will be working in your respective province but you will also be expected to travel to neighbouring provinces for short 2-week periods.
  • Work weeks will be 6 days from 11am to 8pm

Position Benefits

Working with Epicentre is Great

  • This will look great on your resume
    • You will gain great work experience
    • We work with many other research companies & many companies want to hire previous Epicentre employees
    • Working on the national prevalence studies will be something many people will read and will definitively be something you can brag about during interviews
  • There will be many more opportunities to continue working with us
    • Lots of upward mobility
    • Lots of opportunity to work on other projects
  • There is the opportunity to live on site
    • we will also pay for accommodation and other business based costs during travel
  • Continue living at home!
    • With the arrival of COVID we are keeping our teams stationed in their province as much as possible, which means minimal disruption to your home life
  • We hire based on the best candidate for the job which means if you only speak English that’s okay!
    • Epicentre will be sending translators into the field, so do not worry if you struggle with other languages
    • Although it is preferable that you speak English comfortably

How to Apply

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