South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
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Applications are invited for the following positions

Qualitative research assistant - Closing date: 5 February 2016
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Cape Town

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized research assistant with qualitative interviewing experience to work on Project MIND, an internationally-funded health systems strengthening project.  This project involves integrating interventions for depression and risky alcohol use into chronic disease services.
Laboratory LDMS Technician - Closing date: 7 February 2016
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban

Responsibilities include: Knowledge of the Laboratory Data Management System [LDMS]; Daily entry and archive of specimens onto LDMS; Sample preparation at site level if need arises; Ensure all study specific laboratory specimens are entered onto LDMS with key attention to study specific policies, procedures and protocols and the quality assurance requirements that have been set for the study.
Event Co-ordinator - Closing date: 8 February 2016
MRC Conference Centre & Event Management Office, Cape Town

This office is responsible for events facilitated in the conference centre (at the MRC Head office) as well as arranging and management events hosted locally, national and internationally. Candidates must have a passion for Events. Experience in this field would thus be an advantage. We take pride in what we do by offering a professional and personal service to our clients and are looking for candidates with excellent communication, customer service and creative skills.
Specialist Scientist - Closing date: 14 February 2016
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban

To increase the scientific outcomes of the Unit, we seek to appoint experienced scientists with a strong HIV and/or TB clinical research background. The incumbents will be responsible for providing expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis. S/He will also conduct research to develop methodologies for biomedical application, analyse data and present findings.
Clinician - Closing date: 14 February 2016
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban

A committed, motivated, suitably qualified and experienced clinician is required to work with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Site Research Leader in managing the clinical aspects of HIV prevention trials.
Junior Project Manager/Project Leader - Closing date: 15 February 2016
Grants Innovation and Product Development Unit, Cape Town

The newly formed Grants, Innovation and Product Development Unit is seeking to fill 2 positions of Junior Project manager/project leader on 3 year contracts, based in Cape Town. We are seeking ambitious, organised, self-motivated and independent people who are keen to improve the lives of South Africans while building a career in health innovation.
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We celebrate the capacity of collective minds toward a common goal.

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