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Applications are invited for the following positions

Clinician - Closing date: 22 June 2017
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
A committed, motivated, suitably qualified and experienced clinician is required to work with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Site Research Leader in managing the clinical aspects of HIV prevention trials.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform  clinical  activities  related  to  the  trial  including  clinical  assessments,  specimen collection, oversight of the safety of study participants, determination of clinical eligibility, and administration of study product
  • Conduct clinical interviews and administer study questionnaires
  • Report, follow up, assess and manage adverse events
  • Complete all required study-related documentation according to the study protocol, SOP and GCP requirements
  • Conduct regular quality control checks to ensure accuracy of clinical data collection and good data quality
  • Train new clinicians and nurses and capacitate the research team
  • Write reports as required
  • Contribute to unit publications
  • Undertake after hours and weekend work as required
  • Rotate across clinical research sites and provide back-up where and when required.
Information Technology (IT) Support Technicians - Closing date: 23 June 2017
Information Technology Services Division, Cape Town
The SAMRC has a Microsoft Active Directory network consisting of more than 750 users.  The IT Support Technician will primarily be responsible to manage the Central IT helpdesk and provide technical support to users in the organization.  Installing telephones and printers will account for additional duties.

Core Requirements

  • A valid Code 8 / Code B driver’s license
  • 1-2 year National Higher Certificate in Information Technology or equivalent
  • Completed at least two Microsoft Internationally recognized certificates
  • Have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in providing Microsoft Support to end-users.
Technology/ Commercialization Manager - Closing date: 26 June 2017
Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit, Cape Town
GIPD is seeking a Technology/Commercialization Manager whose main objective will be to manage the MRC’s participation in national and international partnerships and initiatives for the development and market introduction of new health technologies. The incumbent will report to a senior program manager and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas:
  • Overall management responsibility for 2-3 grant and product development programs
  • Overall management responsibility for a portfolio of projects within these programs, including facilitating contracts and payments, monitoring of reports, and reporting to management
  • Provide input on unit strategy and develop and implement program strategy
  • Facilitate product development and commercialization for MRC-owned and MRC-funded technologies, including managing intellectual property, due diligence, technology development and packaging, technology marketing, identification of and negotiation with commercial partners and market introduction
  • Fund raising for programs and technologies
  • Awareness raising around IP and commercialization
  • Effective external stakeholder engagement across academia, government and industry
  • Mentoring of junior staff
Project Manager: Technology - Closing date: 26 June 2017
Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit, Cape Town
GIPD is seeking a Project Manager: Technology to take responsibility for a range of the MRC’s grant and product development projects. The incumbent will report to a program manager and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas:
  • Overall management responsibility for a portfolio of grant and technology projects, including facilitating contracts and payments, monitoring of reports, and reporting to management
  • Provide input on intellectual property and commercialization strategy for projects
  • Facilitate product development and commercialization for MRC-owned and MRC-funded technologies, including managing intellectual property, due diligence, technology development and packaging, technology marketing, identification of commercial partners and market introduction
  • Awareness raising around IP and commercialization
  • Managing compliance with the IPR Act
  • Stakeholder engagement across academia, government and industry
Junior Project Manager - Closing date: 26 June 2017
Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit, Cape Town
GIPD is seeking a Junior Project Manager to coordinate and manage a range of the MRC’s grant and product development projects. The incumbent will report to a program manager and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas:
  • Coordination and management of a portfolio of grant and technology projects, including facilitating contracts and payments, monitoring of reports, and reporting to management
  • Provide assistance to project and/or program managers with various aspects of product development and commercialization for MRC-owned and MRC-funded technologies, including due diligence, technology marketing, and identification of commercial partners
  • Assistance with reporting and compliance with the IPR Act
Senior Scientist - Closing date: 27 June 2017
SAMRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit, Cape Town or Johannesburg
The Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (VIPRU) seeks to appoint a dynamic researcher to support (1) the assessment of prevention intervention research and (2) the generation of recommendations for injury prevention research policy and strategy. This post will involve the review of current safety intervention research. VIPRU, co-directed by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and University of South Africa (UNISA), 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. VIPRU research concentrates on the best practices for primary prevention and injury control.
Scientist - Closing date: 27 June 2017
SAMRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit, Cape Town or Johannesburg
The Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (VIPRU) seeks to appoint a dynamic researcher to be part of a dynamic team at VIPRU.  VIPRU, co-directed by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and University of South Africa (UNISA), 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. VIPRU research concentrates on the best practices for primary prevention and injury control.
Senior Scientist (Seasoned) - Specialist Scientist (Entry) - Closing date: 30 June 2017
Cochrane South Africa, Cape Town
The SAMRC’s Cochrane South Africa unit seeks to appoint either a Senior Scientist (Seasoned) or Specialist Scientist (Entry) who will play a key role in the management and research for the Clinical Trials platforms including the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry and the South African Clinical Trials Registry.

Core Requirements:
For the lower level

  • A Masters degree in the Health Sciences
  • Masters degree with two years working towards your PhD would be advantageous
  • Evidence of independent publications
  • At least 3 years’ research experience post M-degree and national recognition

For the higher level

  • A PhD in the Health Sciences or MBChB plus a specialist qualification
  • At least 5 years’ research experience
  • An  extensive publication record and international recognition, together with greater experience in supervising staff and generating grant funding
  • A track record of conducting research in public health, clinical epidemiology or evidence-based healthcare is a requirement
  •  Clinical trial research experience would be an advantage
Senior Scientist - Closing date: 30 June 2017
Cochrane South Africa, Cape Town
Cochrane South Africa is an intramural unit at the SAMRC. Its vision is that healthcare decision-making within Africa will be informed by high quality, timely, and relevant research evidence. To increase the scientific outputs of the Unit, we seek to appoint an experienced scientist with a strong qualitative and/or quantitative research background. The successful candidate will be required to take up the position as soon as possible.  The level at which the appointment will be made will depend on the experience and expertise of the successful candidate. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high level scholarly research that has both strategic and policy relevance
  • Develop data analysis plans for research concepts and publications
  • Conduct literature searches for systematic reviews and seminars
  • Deliver high-quality results and reports within budget and timelines
  • Support the conceptualisation of research protocols and grant applications
  • Write scientific reports/manuscripts/publications
  • Present scientific outcomes at internal and external seminars and conferences
  • Mentor junior scientists
  • Project Manage funded projects
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Closing date: 30 June 2017
Cochrane South Africa, Cape Town
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cochrane South Africa, an intra-mural research unit at the SAMRC. The successful applicant will work on a project aimed at producing high-quality research evidence on immunisation issues and working with relevant decision makers to translate the evidence into policy and practice. Immunisation is one of the most powerful public health interventions available to improve child survival, not only by directly combatting key causes of deaths in children, but also by providing a platform for broader health services. The value of the fellowship is R350,000 per annum, for two or three years depending on the availability of funds.
Research Laboratory Animal Technologist or Veterinary Technologist/Nurse - Closing date: 30 June 2017
SAMRC Office of Malaria Research, Durban Office
The SAMRC Office of Malaria Research (MOMR) was created with the mandate of supporting malaria elimination by 2020 as set out by the SA Department of Health. The MOMR aims to facilitate the production and dissemination of new scientific findings and knowledge on malaria.  The Office contributes to a body of evidence to enhance understanding on the prevention, control and eradication of malaria. The MOMR seeks the services of a qualified Laboratory Animal Technologist, a Veterinary Technologist or Veterinary Nurse to provide daily care to a small colony of guinea pigs, along with technical and other support activities for the efficient operations of the mosquito insectary. Individuals are encouraged to apply as this position offers excellent career development opportunities.
Project Coordinator, Level 1 - Closing date: 5 July 2017
SAMRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit, Cape Town / Johannesburg
The VIPRU, co-directed by the South African Medical Research Council and University of South Africa, 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. VIPRU research concentrates on the best practices for primary prevention and injury control. The position is required to support national and community injury information systems.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of VIPRU’s national and selected community injury information systems
  • Coordinate information system data collection, collation, initial analyses and logistics
  • Manage a team of junior scientists and fieldworkers
  • Contribute to the related data analysis and publications and compile monitoring and budgetary reports
Project Coordinator, Level 2 - Closing date: 5 July 2017
SAMRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit, Cape Town / Johannesburg
The VIPRU, co-directed by the South African Medical Research Council and University of South Africa, 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. VIPRU research concentrates on the best practices for primary prevention and injury control. The position is required to support the implementation of community safety interventions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of community safety interventions, ensuring adherence to existing implementation manuals
  • Coordinate research implementation and logistics
  • Manage a team of junior scientists and fieldworkers
  • Supervise research interns on-site
  • Contribute to the related data analysis and publications and compile monitoring and budgetary reports
  • Providing support to a Journal hosted by VIPRU, including the required administrative, peer review logistics and submission liaison
 
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