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

Research Technologist - Closing date: 24 March 2017
Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform, Cape Town Office

The Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform seeks to appoint a Research Technologist as part of its dynamic innovation team. The Platform focusses on pre-clinical health research and innovation, aimed at the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Research includes new and innovative ways for the early detection of diabetes and to improve current therapies of metabolic diseases.  This multifaceted post requires an energetic individual with a background in tissue culture or microbiology.   
Systems Analyst / It Specialist: Data Management Research - Closing date: 26 March 2017
Biostatistics Unit, Cape Town, Durban Or Pretoria Office

The Biostatistics Unit of the SAMRC is an active research entity that collaborates with health and medical researchers from the SAMRC, universities, other research institutions and international agencies.  The Biostatistics Unit seeks to appoint an experienced candidate to serve within its GIS-Health Centre which is responsible for extensive spatial and disease related databases.  The successful candidate will work in a functional network within the organization and foster key collaborative working relations with the Information Technology Division of the SAMRC. 
Senior Scientist - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Cochrane South Africa, Cape Town Office
Cochrane South Africa seeks to appoint a qualified and experienced senior qualitative researcher to fulfil a leadership role for an MRC Flagship funded grant.  This successful incumbent will be involved in the South African Guideline Excellence Project (SAGE). The candidate should have a background in qualitative research with a strong foundation and experience in project management and implementation, data collection processes (including interviews, focus groups etc) and data analysis. The candidate will be required to contribute to the analysis and reporting of qualitative research on South African primary health care clinical guideline development and implementation.
Senior Scientist - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Health Systems Research Unit (HSRU), Cape Town, Durban or Pretoria Office
The SAMRC’s Health Systems Research Unit (HSRU) seeks to appoint a senior scientist who is a self-motivated individual who intends to pursue a research career path and to work with a dynamic team engaged in programmes of knowledge generation in the field of health policy and health systems performance.  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.
Project Co-Ordinator - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Cape Town Office
The South African Medical Research Council’s Burden of Disease Research Unit seeks to appoint an experienced project co-ordinator to co-ordinate a national study in selected hospitals. The incumbent, experienced in conducting health systems research, will be required to work in a team.  The focus of the study is to identify how to strengthen the routine health information systems in South African public hospitals to support the National Health Insurance (NHI), morbidity surveillance, and burden of disease assessment. 
Senior Biostatistician/Biostatistician - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Biostatistics Unit, Durban Office
The Biostatistics Unit offers a challenging biostatistics career in health and clinical research within a dynamic environment. The Unit has a number of methodological research programs such as longitudinal data analysis, and spatial data analysis.  The successful candidate will have an individual research portfolio and contribute to these programs. All areas of expertise in biostatistics will be considered.
Field Supervisor (Chief Research Technologist) - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Cape Town Office
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized person with clinical research experience to co-ordinate project TRUST, a TB treatment outcomes cohort study.  We require one full-time person who will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of study operations across our three study sites, supervising field staff, liaising with the investigative team, ensuring compliance to the study protocols and data checking, entry and transmission. The successful candidates will be based in Worcester and will be required to travel between Worcester and Cape Town on a weekly basis as part of their project responsibilities.
General Ground Assistant - Closing date: 31 March 2017
Delft Animal Unit, Delft Animal Centre
The South African Medical Research Council seeks to appoint two General Grounds Assistants to attend to and maintain the gardens and grounds of its Delft Animal Facility.  The site is an animal holding and breeding facility located adjacent to Brentwood Park.  The successful incumbents will assist a dedicated team to manage the high standards of maintenance required for the grounds and gardens. 
Assistant Finance Manager - Closing date: 7 April 2017
Finance Division, Cape Town Office
Responsibilities: Management of daily accounting processes such as, authorization of local and overseas payments; review and authorization of journals; review outstanding order report on a monthly basis; authorization of creditors payments; analysis of control accounts; Analyzing financial reports; Processing month-end on JDE; Mentoring and training the team; Management of creditors function; Developing /revising policies and processes; Assisting with year-end and quarterly financial reports; Project management.
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