South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
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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:

Study Nurse/Research Assistant

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit
Cape Town Office

One part-time (6/8ths) position, 11month contract

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organised study nurse to work on project MIND, a trial of a mental health counselling intervention for patients living with a chronic disease. The successful candidate will be based primarily at Kraaifontein Community Health Clinic. The nurse will be responsible for screening and recruiting participants, conducting study interviews on a tablet, drawing blood samples and tracking participants.


  • Ensuring compliance with study protocols
  • Screening, recruitment and enrollment of participants
  • Phlebotomy (collection and preparation of blood samples)
  • Tracking and retaining participants in the study
  • Completion of questionnaires using a computer tablet
  • Administrative duties

Core Requirements:

  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience
  • Have a General Nursing qualification
  • Be registered with the South African Nursing Council
  • Speak fluent Afrikaans in addition to English

A salary in the region of R174 750.00 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications and will be at the level of Senior Research Technologist (entry).
Successful candidates will be provided with relevant on-the-job training.

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: 30 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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