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:

Fieldworkers - 15 November 2019 23:59
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit , Cape Town
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for 6 experienced, energetic and organized fieldworkers to work on project MIND, a trial of a mental health counselling intervention for patients living with a chronic disease. Fieldworkers will be expected to work across two to three of the following communities: Mitchells Plain, Retreat, Hanover Park, Elsies River, Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Crossroads and Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Macassar, Kraaifontein. They will be responsible for tracking and retaining participants in the study and conducting follow-up interviews of participant and their caregivers within the community among other duties.
Clinician - 15 November 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban Westville
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 Data Manager - 17 November 2019 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit , Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s Burden of Disease Research Unit seeks to appoint an experienced Data Manager. The post, based in Cape Town (Head office), will be responsible for overseeing proper administration of the Strengthening Health System’s Capacity for Linkage to Care (SHeS’Cap) for AGYW and men project. The aim of this multi-year project is to conduct implementation science to evaluate and promote the systematic uptake of evidence-based practices for improving linkage to care among AGYW and men into the health service and to strengthen the availability of pertinent health information required to improve linkage to care at the district level.
Senior Scientist - 18 November 2019 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit , Durban
The unit is looking for a dynamic, skilled Senior Scientist (Seasoned) with a strong background in either Medical, Biomedical or Basic Sciences to enhance our research portfolio in HIV prevention. The incumbent will initiate, manage and coordinate basic science research on HIV prevention, HIV treatment and other co-morbidities in general. She/he will be expected to lead her/his own area of research, analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, lead scientific reports/manuscripts/publications, supervise postgraduate students and generate an income. Further, she/he will support the development of new funding proposals and support existing biomedical projects.
Senior Scientist - 22 November 2019 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit , Cape Town
The South African Medical Research Council’s Burden of Disease Research Unit seeks to appoint an experienced Senior Scientist (Seasoned). The post, based in Cape Town (Head office), will be responsible for overseeing proper administration of the Strengthening Health System’s Capacity for Linkage to Care (SHeS’Cap) for AGYW and men project in the uMgungundlovu district, KZN. The aim of this multi-year project is to conduct implementation science to evaluate and promote the systematic uptake of evidence-based practices for improving linkage to care among AGYW and men into the health service and to strengthen the availability of pertinent health information required to improve linkage to care at the district level.
Senior Scientist - 22 November 2019 23:59
Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform, Cape Town
A post has become available for a Senior Scientist in the Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform. The Biomedical Research and Innovation Platform is a dynamic research platform within the Grants Innovation and Product Development Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. The Platform focusses on pre-clinical health research and innovation, aimed at the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Our research includes new and innovative ways for the early detection of diabetes and to improve current therapies of metabolic diseases. To cover the multifaceted aspects of the post, we require an energetic person with a pharmacology and biochemistry background applicable to diabetes research.
MSc Scholarship for 2020 / 2021 - 9 December 2019 23:59
University of KwaZulu- Natal (UKZN), Durban
A research collaboration between South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) has made available one MSc fellowship. The MSc project will form part of a multi-disciplinary NRF-FAPESP funded study on ‘Potentially toxic elements exposure from informal and home-based industries or outsourced activities and associated risks in children, adolescents and women of childbearing age’. The MSc project will be designed to enhance the level of informed debate in environmental health issues and enhance capacity development in priority areas. The successful candidate will be registered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban.