South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Building a healthy nation through research and innovation

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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research.  It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.  The organisation prides itself on three core values: being pioneering, striving for excellence and working collaboratively.

Individuals are invited to submit applications in response to the following position:


Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit
Cape Town Office

One full time position, 6-month contract

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized fieldworker to work on project MIND, a trial of a mental health counselling intervention for patients living with a chronic disease. The successful candidate will work within two primary health care clinics in Railton (Swellendam) and Hermanus. They will be responsible for screening and recruiting participants, conducting study interviews on a tablet, tracking participants within the community to retain participants in the study, among other duties.


  • Ensuring compliance with study protocols
  • Screening, recruitment and enrollment of participants
  • Tracking and retaining participants in the study
  • Completion of questionnaires using a computer tablet
  • Administrative duties

Core Requirements:

  • Have at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Have a Matric
  • Speak fluent Afrikaans in addition to English
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

Pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be at the level of senior research technician (entry) (R10,083 per month cost to company).

Successful candidates will be provided with relevant on-the-job training. This is a part-time, six month contract position.

In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified.


The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 26 January 2018

Should no feedback be received within 30 days of the closing date,
kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

Please go to the following Web Site to complete an online application.

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Last updated:
15 January, 2018
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