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:

Research Technician - 19 July 2019 23:59
Primate Unit & Delft Animal Centre, Delft
A full-time position for a Research Technician (S) is available at the Primate Unit and Delft Animal Centre of the SAMRC
Biostatistician/Senior Biostatistician/Specialist Biostatistician - 21 July 2019 23:59
Biostatistics Unit, Cape Town / Pretoria /Durban
The Biostatistics Unit of the SAMRC is an active research entity that collaborates with health and medical researchers from the SAMRC, universities, other research institutions and international agencies. Statisticians in the Biostatistics Unit provide statistical support on design, analysis and reporting, to collaborative national and international projects in the SAMRC research portfolio. These range from surveys, epidemiological studies to randomised controlled and clinical trials. Statistical methodological development as well as the training and supervision of researchers and junior staff, is also done. The Biostatistics Unit offers a challenging biostatistics career in health and clinical research within a dynamic environment. The Unit has several methodological and application Biostatistics research areas including Bayesian and nonparametric statistics; joint modeling of longitudinal and survival data, complex survey data analyses; multivariate spatial statistics analysis; statistics for clinical trials; structural equation and latent class modelling. The Unit is involved in several public health specialization and application in HIV, TB, NCD and Sports sciences. The successful candidate will have an individual research portfolio and contribute to these themes. All areas of expertise in biostatistics will be considered, however the unit has currently needs for Statistical expertise in clinical trials; bioinformatics and big data sciences in the Health Sciences domain.
Unit Director - 11 August 2019 23:59
Burden of Disease Research Unit , Cape Town
The SAMRC seeks to appoint a UNIT DIRECTOR, based in Cape Town, who will lead, manage and expand the research portfolio of the Burden of Disease Research Unit within the SAMRC. The SAMRC’s Burden of Disease Research Unit collects and analyses data on South Africa’s health status to estimate and monitor the burden of disease (the impact of health problems) and factors associated with the health of the population. The Unit was formed to provide information on the trends in the country’s health status as well as causes of disease for future planning to improve the health of the nation. It has developed exceptional expertise in summary health measures, health surveys, and mortality data and health informatics analysis. The successful candidate for this position, will be responsible for the strategic leadership, management of the Unit, capacity development and mentorship, stakeholder management and scientific research, to ensure that the Unit meet its strategic goals and maintain progress in adhering to the key focus areas of the Unit.