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:

Procurement Officer - 20 March 2019 23:59
Supply Chain Management , Cape Town
The Finance and Operations Directorate of the South African Medical Research Council, which includes Finance, Operations, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and IT, plays an integral support function in enabling the organization to fulfil and achieve its vision in ‘building a healthy nation through research’. Envisaged for appointment, are dynamic, experienced competent, dedicated and motivated persons who can take initiative and function responsibly and effectively under pressure.
Data Manager - 22 March 2019 23:59
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 cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets from various research projects. The incumbent’s role is to provide support to the unit’s projects to ensure that our research data are collected and managed efficiently and are accessible to project staff and statisticians for analysis when required.
Project Coordinator - 24 March 2019 23:59
Vice-President’s Office, Cape Town
The Office of Vice President plays an integral strategic and support function in fostering stakeholder coordination through building and nurturing relationships with universities, science councils, funders, National Department of Health (NDOH) and Department of Science and Technology (DST). DST is the government department responsible for the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) programme in South Africa and has appointed the SAMRC to provide administrative and research related support as part of managing the EDCTP programme. The SAMRC seeks to appoint a dedicated and motivated person who can take initiatives and function responsibly and effectively under pressure. The ideal candidate will work with SAMRC, DST and other stakeholders as appropriate and be responsible for overall administrative management of the South African funded EDCTP projects and activities. The incumbent will be based at the SAMRC Cape Town Office. The incumbent will report to and be under administrative management of the SAMRC, but accountable to both SAMRC and DST.
Senior Scientist - 29 March 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 strong theoretical and practical background in DNA methylation applicable to diabetes research.
Senior Scientist - 29 March 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 nutritional physiology background applicable to fetal programming and diabetes research.
Project Manager - 29 March 2019 23:59
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Pretoria or Cape Town Office
The South African Medical Research Council’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) seeks to appoint a Project Manager (four days a week) with extensive knowledge and experience in doing research on the experiences of third generation caregivers on sexual and reproductive health and tobacco, alcohol and drug use communication with the children in their care. The incumbent will be expected to manage and coordinate research and networking processes in cooperation with the lead researcher on this new study. The appointee must have strong project management skills, including producing technical reports, people management, be able to work independently and have above average networking and communication skills.