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:

Research Assistant - 18 November 2018 23:59
Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town
The SAMRC’s Health Systems Unit seeks to appoint an experienced, research assistant to work on a project that is focused on investigating the acceptability and feasibility of Safe South Africa, an integrated intervention to prevent adolescent HIV behavioral risk and perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) among male adolescents 15-17 years of age. The research assistant will be required to work with the project coordinator and an international team of investigators, and assist to coordinate the day-to-day study activities in the Western Cape. The research assistant will be based at the SAMRC office in Tygerberg and will travel to, and work in surrounding areas including schools for intervention implementation and communities for outreach and trial evaluation.
Fieldworker - 18 November 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Umzinyathi District, Kwazulu Natal
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 UMzinyathi district (KZN). The fieldworkers will normally work in teams of two, and will travel to the selected hospitals in a district to do the field work.
Fieldwork Supervisor - 18 November 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Umzinyathi District, KwaZulu-Natal
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 Umzinyathi district (KZN). 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.
Public Relations Manager - 18 November 2018 23:59
Corporate & Marketing Communications, Parow Office, Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council seeks to appoint an experienced and qualified Public Relations Manager as part of the Corporate & Marketing Communications team. The role would suit a driven professional, a multitasker with an eye for detail who can navigate media, corporate communications and public outreach activities.
Specialist Scientist - 20 November 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit , Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Burden of Disease Research Unit (BoDRU) seeks to appoint a dynamic, self-driven and ambitious researcher as a Specialist Scientist for six (6) months, to support a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) project in the Unit.
Project Coordinator - 20 November 2018 23:59
Research Capacity Development, Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s Research Capacity Development (RCD) seeks to appoint an experienced National Health Scholars project coordinator to give administrative and coordination support towards all aspects of the National Health Scholars Program in cooperation with the Division Manager. The incumbent must have project management skills, including producing accurate financial and technical reports, disbursements of scholarships, monitoring compliance, timely reporting and evaluating processes or projects.
HR Special Projects Officer - 20 November 2018 23:59
Human Resources, Cape Town
The following rewarding career opportunity in Human Resources exists for a proactive and dynamic individual to provide assistance to the HR team by planning and executing special HR Projects.
Chief IT Advisor - Software Developer - 23 November 2018 23:59
Information Technology Services Division, Cape Town
The SAMRC has a Microsoft Active Directory network consisting of over 1000 users. The desktop support staff are required to provide support both on a one to one basis as well as telephonic support. You will be expected to work with a team of software developers and provide assistance in the development of software applications. The software applications will include but not limited to ASP.NET C#, Reporting services, PHP and Java. You will be required to also assist with the administration of SQL servers. In addition you will be required to be able to solve hardware and software problems on a variety of platforms and assist users with their queries. A central Helpdesk provides telephonic support and job scheduling. You will be required to perform helpdesk duties on a rotational basis. All appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of a six months probationary period.