Job opportunities

Job opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the SAMRC team.

Dedicated to improving the nation’s health and quality of life, the SAMRC relies on the knowledge, skills and professionalism of our staff.

Successful candidates have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most innovative researchers and partner institutions to ultimately build a healthy nation for all.

Positions currently available for applications:

Corporate Risk & Assurance Specialist - 23 September 2018 23:59
Enterprise Risk Management, Cape Town
The Enterprise Risk Management Office has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Corporate Risk & Assurance Specialist. The incumbent will support the Office in developing, implementing and managing the SAMRC corporate risk, assurance & policy management functions to assist in actively reducing risk exposures & exploit opportunities, and assist with ensuring that the SAMRC complies with legislative requirements.
Fieldwork Supervisor - 28 September 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Eden District, Western Cape Province
The Burden of Disease Research Unit is undertaking a national study focused on strengthening the routine health information systems in South African public hospitals to support the National Health Insurance (NHI), morbidity surveillance, and burden of disease assessment. We require the services of a person experienced in conducting health systems research to work in a team to collect data from medical records in selected hospitals. The fieldworkers will be trained to collect data from hospitals, including extraction of information from patient registers and records at selected hospitals in Eden district (Western Cape). The fieldworkers will normally work in teams of two: fieldwork supervisor and fieldworker, and will travel to the selected hospitals in a district to do the fieldwork.
Fieldworker - 28 September 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Eden District, Western Cape Province
The Burden of Disease Research Unit is undertaking a national study focused on strengthening the routine health information systems in South African public hospitals to support the National Health Insurance (NHI), morbidity surveillance, and burden of disease assessment. We require the services of persons experienced in conducting health systems research to work in a team to collect data from medical records in selected hospitals. The fieldworkers will be trained to collect data from hospitals, including extraction of information from patient registers and records at selected hospitals in Eden district (Western Cape). The fieldworkers will normally work in teams of two: fieldwork supervisor and fieldworker, and will travel to the selected hospitals in a district to do the fieldwork.
Research Assistant - 30 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit requires suitably qualified and experienced Research Assistants to perform project related duties such as, administration of informed consent to study participants, study document management, and assisting with various general administrative duties at clinical research sites in the Durban region.
Senior Social Behavioural Scientist - 30 September 2018 23:59
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 preventing HIV and other co-morbidities in SA populations. The unit is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We wish to appoint a skilled and experienced, Senior Social Behavioural Scientist with a background in HIV/Public Health research/socio-behavioural studies. The incumbent will initiate, manage and coordinate socio/behavioural and ethnographic research on HIV and other co-morbidities and disease prevention in general. S/He will also engage in epidemiological/public health research as well as lead and conduct research to develop methodologies for biomedical application, analyse both qualitative and quantitative data for publication and scientific reports.
Pharmacist - 30 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) requires a skilled/experienced Pharmacist to establish and maintain a research pharmacy and to implement internal policies and procedures for the safe and proper management and accountability of study products as well as non-investigational drugs. The incumbent must manage the position in compliance to all regulatory aspects of the Pharmacy and Pharmacy systems with the South African Pharmacy Council and the Medicines Control Council.
Deputy Director & Senior/Chief Specialist Scientist - 30 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) seeks to employ a Deputy Director in the HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) in Durban. The incumbent will report to the Director and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas: To develop and lead a research focal area on HIV, securing research grants and managing the projects; Publishing HIV research in peer reviewed articles and disseminating findings through appropriate academic and popular channels; Building research capacity and supervising post-graduate students; Contributing to the SAMRC and science system through, for example, peer reviews, serving as a technical advisor, examining theses etc; Assisting SAMRC citizenship activities, serving on committees and undertaking peer review activities; Assisting in the management of the Unit: in research strategy, finance, risk and staff management, mentoring, academic activities etc.
Event Co-Ordinator - 7 October 2018 23:59
SAMRC Conference Centre & Event Management Office, Parow
The Conference Centre and Event Management Office is a business unit based within the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) in Cape Town. This Office has been successfully operating under the SAMRC leadership since 2005. This office is responsible for events facilitated in the conference centre (at the MRC Head office) as well as arranging and management events hosted locally, national and internationally. 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. The position of Event Coordinator will require staff to work flexible hours.