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:

Office Administrator - 21 September 2018 23:59
TB Platform, Pretoria
The TB Platform requires an Office Administrator to provide administrative and organizational support to the unit. Responsibilities: Prepares reports, presentations, proposals and correspondence; Travel and accommodation bookings; Co-ordination of Unit’s meetings/trainings etc; Minute taking; Liaise with service providers including laboratories for stock control /ordering; Document preparation; Ordering, stocking, and distributing office supplies; Making photocopies, sending faxes, shredding documents; Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; Organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files; Helping with public presentations
Medical Technologist – Clinical Pathology - 21 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The successful incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of the clinical site research laboratory (CRSL) and/or clinical pathology bench at the Central Routine Laboratory. The overall management 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) and US Code of federal regulations part 11, 58 and 42 CFR part 493).
Medical Technician – Clinical Pathology - 21 September 2018 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.
Corporate Risk & Assurance Specialist - 23 September 2018 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.
Fieldwork Supervisor - 28 September 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Eden District, Western Cape Province
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 Eden district (Western Cape). 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.
Fieldworker - 28 September 2018 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit, Eden District, Western Cape Province
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 Eden district (Western Cape). 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.
Pharmacist - 30 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) requires a skilled/experienced Pharmacist to establish and maintain a research pharmacy and to implement internal policies and procedures for the safe and proper management and accountability of study products as well as non-investigational drugs. The incumbent must manage the position in compliance to all regulatory aspects of the Pharmacy and Pharmacy systems with the South African Pharmacy Council and the Medicines Control Council.
Deputy Director & Senior/Chief Specialist Scientist - 30 September 2018 23:59
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) seeks to employ a Deputy Director in the HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) in Durban. The incumbent will report to the Director and will be responsible for the following strategic and core key result areas: To develop and lead a research focal area on HIV, securing research grants and managing the projects; Publishing HIV research in peer reviewed articles and disseminating findings through appropriate academic and popular channels; Building research capacity and supervising post-graduate students; Contributing to the SAMRC and science system through, for example, peer reviews, serving as a technical advisor, examining theses etc; Assisting SAMRC citizenship activities, serving on committees and undertaking peer review activities; Assisting in the management of the Unit: in research strategy, finance, risk and staff management, mentoring, academic activities etc.