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AES Employee Stories

Jared Borain

AD Sites, South Africa

Jared Borain completed his psychology degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, in 2011, then accepted a research fellowship at CAPRISA (Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa) in rural KZN, where he was responsible for running the adolescent sexual reproductive health program. After his fellowship, Jared became study coordinator on a HVTN/HPTN (HIV prevention) vaccine trial. He later worked as a clinical trial manager at Doctors Without Borders in Khayelitsha. Jared became the AES Helderberg site manager in 2020, and took on the role of territory lead for the affiliated sites in South Africa and India shortly after that.

I have a more in-depth understanding of all aspects of clinical research due to my exposure to trial feasibilities in my time at AES.

More about Jared

Constantly being able to develop my skills. I have spent a short time with AES (I joined in January 2020), but in that time, I have learned so much. I am someone who does not enjoy being stagnant and doing the same thing day in and day out. With AES, there are opportunities to grow, for those willing to put in the effort.

Being involved in the latest medical research was exciting, and with each new trial, I learned so much. I became really passionate about developing a career in clinical research, and it’s been a great journey so far.