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:

Clinician - 22 March 2018 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.
Grounds Assistant - 26 March 2018 23:59
Operations: Facilities Division, Pretoria
The Operations department in Pretoria at the South African Medical Research Council is seeking an experienced Grounds Assistant. This position requires the services of an individual who has experience in gardening services.
Research Assistant - 28 March 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 Scientist - 30 March 2018 23:59
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. We seek to appoint an experienced scientist with a strong qualitative and/or quantitative research background, who will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the Unit’s research on vaccine acceptance and uptake. 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.
Postdoctoral Fellowship - 30 March 2018 23:59
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.
Senior Officer - 4 April 2018 16:30
South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), Cape Town
Support for the SAPRIN Director, which includes coordinating travel arrangements, booking meetings, following-up on outstanding reports, organising events and functions, liaising with SAMRC departments for support in finances, human resources, legal services, communications and supply chain management, and keeping the record systems up-to-date in each domain. Administrative support for the SAPRIN Management Hub: includes coordinating travel and accommodation arrangements, and general support, such as ordering and procurement.