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


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: 26 November | Senior Scientist
Cochrane South Africa, Parow
An appropriately qualified and experienced health researcher is required to join our team on a fulltime, contract basis, with the objective of playing a coordination role in the South African Guideline Excellence Project (SAGE), a SAMRC Flagship funded grant of the Cochrane South Africa.
Closing date: 26 November | Regional Facilities Supervisor
Facilities Division, Pretoria
The position encompasses the effective management of the following key performance areas: building housekeeping, mechanical maintenance, general maintenance; electrical maintenance, plumbing maintenance, structural maintenance, security, cleaning, landscape, pest control, postal services, reception services, fleet management, client well-being and project management.
Closing date: 27 November | Legal Advisor
Legal & Compliance Services Department, Cape Town
The SAMRC’s Legal & Compliance Services Department currently requires the services of a Senior Legal Advisor with an LLB degree who is an admitted attorney / Advocate in South Africa.
Closing date: 27 November | Specialist Scientist and Project Coordinator
MRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (VIPRU), Cape Town or Lenasia
The VIPRU is focused on improving the health status, safety and quality of life of the population through social science and public health oriented research aimed at preventing injury, death, disability and suffering arising from violence and unintentional incidents of injury. Two posts are available:
Closing date: 27 November | Clinician
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
A committed, motivated, suitably qualified and experienced clinician is required to work with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Research Site Leader in managing the clinical aspects of HIV prevention trials.
Closing date: 27 November | Event Co-ordinator
Conference Centre & Event Management Office, Cape Town
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.

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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23 November, 2015
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