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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: 9 October 2015 | Senior to Specialist Scientist
MRC-Centre for Tuberculosis Research (CTR), Cape Town
A position for a senior scientist up to specialist scientist (seasoned) level is currently available for appointment at the CTR based at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Closing date: 9 October 2015 | Senior Biostatistician
Biostatistics Unit, Cape Town
The Biostatistics Unit offers a challenging biostatistics career in health and clinical research within a dynamic environment.
Closing date: 16 October 2015 | Chief Officer
Primate Unit & Delft Animal Centre, Cape Town
A full-time position exists at PUDAC for an independent, self-motivated and experienced person to support the administration of the platform. 
Closing date: 16 October 2015 | Personal Assistant to Director
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The HIV Prevention Research Unit in Durban requires a dynamic, assertive, well-spoken, experienced, and competent person to function as a Personal Assistant to the Director.
Closing date: 16 October 2015 | Specialist Scientist
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) aims to conduct relevant and responsive research on methods to prevent the sexual acquisition of HIV, with the primary focus on HIV and other co-morbidities in women.  The Unit, which is the largest of the MRC units, is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and collaborates with most of the major players in HIV/AIDS prevention research. 
Closing date: 19 October | Chief Specialist Scientist
Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town, Durban or Pretoria
The Medical Research Council, South Africa’s premier organization for undertaking and funding medical research, is seeking to appoint a chief specialist scientist in its Health Systems Research Unit.

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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