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Applications are invited for the following positions

Driver - Closing date: 19 May 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, Cape Town
The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit is looking for an experienced driver who is familiar with and has experience in research fieldwork who will be responsible for transporting research participants, fieldworkers and biological specimen as well as project administrative duties for the South African Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Enrolled Nurse - Closing date: 19 May 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, Cape Town
The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit is looking for an experienced enrolled nurse who is familiar with and has experience in research fieldwork who will be responsible for the driving of research participants, fieldworkers and biological specimen as well as project administrative duties for the South African Diabetes Prevention Programme. The South African Diabetes Prevention Programme aims to conduct a study to prevent the development of diabetes in your various communities in the Cape Town area. We require experienced fieldworkers who will be trained to conduct various study activities.
Fieldworker - Closing date: 19 May 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, Cape Town
The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit is looking for experienced field workers who will be responsible for recruiting eligible participants, conducting interviews and project administrative duties for the South African Diabetes Prevention Programme. The South African Diabetes Prevention Programme aims to conduct a study to prevent the development of diabetes in various communities in greater Cape Town. We require experienced fieldworkers who will be trained to recruit appropriate study participants and conduct various study activities. 
Senior Scientist (Seasoned) - Specialist Scientist (Entry) - Closing date: 21 May 2017
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Pretoria Office
The SAMRC’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit seeks to appoint either a Senior Scientist (Seasoned) or Specialist Scientist (Entry) who will play a key role in the design and development of the Units’ Tobacco Epidemiology and Intervention research portfolio.
Laboratory Co-ordinator - Closing date: 26 May 2017
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban Office
The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) seeks to employ a qualified and experienced Laboratory Co-ordinator to manage all operational duties associated with the HPRU Laboratory as well as those responsibilities and duties associated with the Central Routine Laboratory, Research Laboratory, six Clinical Research Site Laboratories and the Biorepository.
Research Assistant - Closing date: 28 May 2017
Gender and Health Research Unit, Durban Office
The Gender and Health Research Unit requires two Research Assistants with the responsibility to work primarily on data collection and retention activities on its Flagship project: “A study to determine the impact of rape on women’s health”. The position is based at the research clinic in Chatsworth and will mainly involve data collection through interviews and retention activities such as home visits. This position will require a person with effective organisational and interpersonal skills. Counselling skills will be advantageous.
Specialist Scientist/Senior Specialist Scientist: Health Economics - Closing date: 31 May 2017
Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town / Pretoria or Durban
The SAMRC’s Health Systems Research Unit (HSRU) seeks to appoint a Specialist Scientist/Senior Specialist Scientist to lead a portfolio of health economics research in the field of health policy and health systems.  The focal areas of the HSRU include Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition; Adolescent Health and Well-being and Sexual and Reproductive Health; Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases; Social and Economic Policy and Health, and Knowledge Synthesis for Health System Strengthening.
Deputy Director - Closing date: 2 June 2017
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban Office
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) seeks to employ a Deputy Director in the HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) in Durban. The incumbent will report to the Director and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas:
  • Strategically lead the unit in terms of its business functions and research mandate
  • Actively build the reputation of the SAMRC through the HPRU’s activities of brand equity
  • As principal investigator actively generate income through grant proposal writing and submission in both the national and international competitive environment 
  • Manage major research projects and staff
  • Mentor and support research and actively supervise Masters and PhD students until the completion of their degrees
  • Publish indexed peer-reviewed articles
  • Translate research into policy briefs and accessible science. 
Deputy Director - Closing date: 2 June 2017
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Cape Town Office
The Burden of Disease Research Unit (BoDRU) focuses on the measurement and analysis of trends in health status and risk factors, as well as strengthening health information systems. The Unit seeks to employ a Deputy Director in Cape Town. The incumbent will report to the unit director and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas:
  • Unit Management and strategic leadership
  • Contribution to the image and reputation of the SAMRC, and in particular the Burden of Disease Research Unit
  • To manage major research projects and staff
  • Grant proposal writing and generating income through grants and contracts as principal investigator
  • Mentorship and support of researchers and supervision of Masters and PhD students
  • Publication of indexed peer-reviewed articles
  • Translation of research findings and influencing policy development
 
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