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:

Facilities Cleaner - 23 January 2019 23:59
Finance & Operations Directorate: Facilities Management Division, Cape Town /Durban and Pretoria
The Facilities Management Division is seeking to appoint Facilities Cleaner’s in the Cape Town (12 posts), Durban (4 posts) and Pretoria Offices (2 posts). This invitation is only relevant to employees of Bidvest that is currently rendering cleaning services at the SAMRC.
Senior Scientist - 23 January 2019 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Parow
The Burden of Disease Research Unit manages a Cancer Registry based in the Eastern Cape, which is well established and has a considerable data repository. We require the services of a Senior Scientist with experience in a research institute environment to assist the cancer registration project by rendering scientific and technical skills. The appointee will be based in Parow, Cape Town, and will be expected to contribute to running the register and to reviewing, analysing, interpreting, publishing and disseminating research findings.
Corporate Risk & Assurance Specialist - 27 January 2019 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.
Senior Scientist - Specialist Scientist - 28 January 2019 23:59
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit , Pretoria
The SAMRC’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit seeks to appoint either a Senior Scientist (Seasoned) or Specialist Scientist (Entry) who will take a lead role in developing health promotion research in the unit and an important, but supportive role in the design and development of the Units’ Tobacco Epidemiology and Intervention research portfolio.
Payroll Officer - 28 January 2019 23:59
Human Resources, Parow
The following rewarding career opportunity in Human Resources exists for a proactive and dynamic individual. Responsibilities: Payroll processing for Main and Services Rendered payroll; Handle payroll queries; Reconcile and prepare pay overs of all main payroll employee benefit and tax deductions; Reconcile monthly deductions of employee benefits and tax deductions; Employee benefits administration; Reconciliation of Payroll General Ledger and payroll Interface accounts; Main Payroll variance reconciliation; Restructuring of new and existing employee cost to company packages.
Clinician - 29 January 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit , Durban
The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) requires the skills of a committed, motivated, suitably qualified and experienced clinician to work with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Site Research Leader in managing the clinical aspects of HIV prevention trials.
Senior Social Behavioural Scientist - 29 January 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
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.
Research Assistant - 29 January 2019 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.
Clinical Trial Nurse - 29 January 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit , Durban
The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) requires dedicated, qualified and experienced clinical trial nurses to conduct HIV pre and post-test counseling, risk reduction counseling, clinical assessments, and collect specimens and data according to study protocols.
Youth Engagement Research Assistant - 29 January 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The South African Medical Research Council, HIV-Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) requires a suitably qualified and experienced Youth Engagement Research Assistant to recruit, retain, and counsel research participants, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults (AYA). The youth engagement research assistant will assist in data collection duties using mixed-methods approaches with a special emphasis on qualitative techniques and work on several research projects at the HPRU.
Medical Technician - Clinical Pathology - 29 January 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The successful incumbent will be responsible for the processing of specimens in a research setting. The specimen processing will have to be conducted in compliance with local and international regulations (SANAS, SA GCP, ISO 15189 and Division of AIDS (DAIDS) Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) guidelines.