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:
Grants, Innovation and Product Development, Cape Town
GIPD is a division of the SAMRC and is tasked to set up the SAMRC Genomics Centre which is an anchor to the Precision Medicine Program. The mandate of the newly formed Centre is to help develop the SAMRC Precision Medicine program for South Africa by operationalizing the first high throughput sequencing Centre and proposing innovative research projects, managing SAMRC funding streams, managing external grants, and other key SAMRC initiatives to build precision medicine. The incumbent is responsible for the administration and management of key processes/systems/procurement for the Precision medicine program and the SAMRC Genomics Centre and reports to the Program Manager (Precision Medicine). The position of Chief Officer (s)/Office Manager is essential to manage and coordinate administrative and financial aspects of the operations of the Centre and innovative research projects under the precision medicine program.
Office of the President, Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s Office of the President seeks to appoint an experienced Senior Researcher with technical expertise in research translation, including research policy development and implementation. The incumbent must have stakeholder and community engagement facilitation skills.
Research Capacity Development, Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s Research Capacity Development (RCD) seeks to appoint an experienced Project Manager to contribute to RCD ISI peer review and publications, proposal writing and to poster or oral presentations. The incumbent must have scientific writing skills, mentorship skills, project management skills, including producing accurate financial and technical reports, disbursements of scholarships, monitoring compliance, timeous reporting and evaluating processes or projects.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Cape Town
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) conducts research and policy analysis locally, nationally and internationally. Its goal is to generate knowledge and propose policy and other interventions that will lead to a reduction in alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and the associated burden experienced by individuals and society. We are looking for a Data Manager who will be responsible for managing longitudinal datasets from various clinical trials. The incumbent’s role is to provide support to the unit’s projects to ensure that our quantitative research data are collected and managed efficiently and are accessible to project staff and statisticians for analysis when required.