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:

Specialist Scientist or Senior Scientist - 16 April 2020 23:59
Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town or Pretoria
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is seeking to appoint a Specialist Scientist or a Senior Scientist in its Health Systems Research Unit (HSRU). We are seeking a self-motivated scientist, who is committed to building their research career path in health economics and health policy and systems research. The objective of this post is to strengthen the production and use of evidence to support health policy and systems decisions for achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and a high-quality health system, and to reduce health inequities. The incumbent will work within a multi-disciplinary research unit. The specialist scientist or senior scientist role is to develop and establish their own research niche and to disseminate knowledge through peer-reviewed publications and other knowledge translation practices. The work includes leading and collaborating on multiple research projects, managing all aspects of research projects; writing grant proposals to raise research funds; engaging with stakeholders; and capacity development.