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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: 21 November 2014 | Chief Research Medical Technologist: Mycobacteriology
Centre for TB Research, Tygerberg
The Centre for TB Research (CTR) requires a qualified and experienced Research Technologist to be responsible for culturing of Mycobacterial isolates and the efficient functioning and smooth running of a BL3 laboratory.
Closing date: 21 November 2014 | Registered Professional Nurse
Health Systems Research Unit, Kalafong hospital
One professional nurse with valid SANC registration is needed for the very early infant diagnosis study at Kalafong hospital. This study is a collaborative research project between the Medical Research Council and the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kalafong hospital, University of Pretoria. The place of work will be Kalafong hospital.
Closing date: 27 November 2014 | Biostatistician/Junior Biostatistician
Biostatistics Unit, Pretoria
Statisticians in the Pretoria office provide statistical support on design, analysis and reporting to collaborative projects. This excellent career opportunity is currently on offer to candidates interested in working on problems related to the health of South Africa’s people.  The appointee will enjoy a multidisciplinary working environment, as well as the opportunity for further studies and training.
Closing date: 27 November 2014 | Senior Biostatistician/Biostatistician
Biostatistics Unit, Durban
Statisticians in the Durban office provide statistical support on design, analysis and reporting to collaborative projects in the areas of Tuberculosis, HIV treatment and prevention. Collaboration on national and international initiatives will be required.  Statistical methodological development as well as the training of researchers and junior staff, is also done.
Closing date: 27 November 2014 | Beautician / Research Assistant
Gender & Health Research Unit, Durban
The Gender & Health Research Unit requires a Research Assistant to work with the Research Nurse on a longitudinal study to implement their Flagship project: “A longitudinal study to determine the impact of rape on women’s health and HIV acquisition. The position requires a person skilled in hair styling and beauty therapy as well as experience in doing HIV counselling and data collection with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
Closing date: 1 December 2014 | Creditors Manager
Finance Division, Parow
Closing date: 21 January 2015 | Research Laboratory Animal Technologist or Veterinary Technologist/Nurse
Primate Unit and Delft Animal Centre, Cape Town
PUDAC (Primate Unit & Delft Animal Centre) of the Medical Research Council seeks the services of a qualified Research Laboratory Animal Technologist or Veterinary technologist/nurse.

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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