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The Medical Research Council strives to improve the nation's health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research aimed at promoting equity and development. The organisation's focus is to take its research to the public.

Closing date: 5 July 2015 | Administrator
Gender & Health Research Unit, Pretoria
What Works to Prevent Violence? has activities and collaborators spread over Africa and Asia, and is working in 14 countries. The programme requires an administrator.
Closing date: 5 July 2015 | Administrative Officer and website manager
Gender & Health Research Unit, Pretoria
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is looking for a highly organised, dynamic, self-starter to provide secretarial, clerical and administrative support to help ensure that core services of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative are provided in an effective and efficient manner.
Closing date: 5 July 2015 | Contracts and Finance Manager
Gender & Health Research Unit, Pretoria
We are seeking a contracts and finance manager for the programme to lead the contracting, financial management and reporting of the R300 million programme, involving managing about 30 contracts.
Closing date: 5 July 2015 | Senior Scientist/Project Officer
Gender & Health Research Unit, Pretoria
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is looking for a dynamic person to lead our research translation and research uptake work, coordinate SVRI projects and activities and manage the interface with SVRI membership and online community.
Closing date: 10 July 2015 | IT Support Technician
Information Technology Services Division, Cape Town
The IT Support Technician will be required to man the Central IT helpdesk and provide technical support to users. You will be expected to allocate technical resources, ensure that SLA’s are met and provide telephonic support and job scheduling. 
Closing date: 10 July 2015 | Research Technician (S)
Primate Unit and Delft Animal Center MRC, Cape Town
A position of Research Technician is available at the Primate Unit and Delft Animal Centre of the MRC. The candidate will be responsible for: General cleaning - Dusting/wiping, sweeping, mopping of the unit; Providing animal care - Feeding and watering; Removal/distribution of bedding material; Sanitation.
Closing date: 12 July 2015 | Scientist
Cochrane South Africa
An appropriately qualified and experienced health researcher is required to join our team on a fulltime basis with the objective of playing a substantial role in contributing to high quality relevant research, project management of research projects and providing training to others on evidence- based health care and systematic reviews.
Closing date: 17 July 2015 | Specialist Scientist
MRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (VIPRU)
A permanent position of Specialist Scientist is available and required to enhance VIPRU intervention research directed at the prevention of injuries and violence.

In return the MRC offers a total cost of employment remuneration package that includes the organisation's contribution towards fringe benefits.
The MRC fully subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and the embracing of diversity. Disabled persons are welcome to apply.

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