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:

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.