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Applications are invited for the following positions

Fieldworker - Closing date: 23 February 2018
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Cape Town

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for experienced, energetic and organized fieldworkers to work on project MIND, a trial of a mental health counselling intervention for patients living with a chronic disease. Fieldworkers will work within TC Neuman clinic in Paarl. They will be responsible for screening and recruiting participants, conducting study interviews on a tablet, tracking participants within the community to retain them in the study, among other duties.

Fieldworker - Closing date: 23 February 2018
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, Cape Town

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit is looking for an experienced, energetic and organized fieldworker to work on project MIND, a trial of a mental health counselling intervention for patients living with a chronic disease. The successful candidate will work within two primary health care clinics in Grabouw and Macassar. They will be responsible for screening and recruiting participants, conducting study interviews on a tablet, tracking participants within the community to retain participants in the study, among other duties.

Research Technologist - Closing date: 2 March 2018
SAMRC Tuberculosis Platform, Pretoria

The Tuberculosis Platform in Pretoria at the South African Medical Research Council is seeking experienced Research Technologist in their Tuberculosis Research Laboratory.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage specimen receipt and registration for laboratory processing.
  • Specimen processing of suspected TB samples which includes microscopy, culture, species identification and susceptibility testing by adhering to comprehensive Standard Operating procedures.
  • Data entry into the laboratory information system.
  • Record keeping of results in an appropriate format for statistical analysis.
  • Verification and reporting of results.
  • Bio banking of all positive TB isolates.
  • Update SOPs where needed.
  • Adhere to Biosafety level 2 and 3 regulations.
  • Responsible for internal quality control.
  • Ensuring continuous laboratory stock by reporting to the person responsible for procurement.
  • Proper maintenance of all equipment to ensure adherence to safety regulations.
  • Undertake troubleshooting wherever necessary e.g. identifying and solving technical and conceptual problems.
  • Attend project related meetings.

Laboratory Coordinator - Closing date: 4 March 2018
HIV Prevention Research Unit, Durban

The SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit (HPRU) seeks to employ a qualified and experienced Laboratory Co-ordinator to manage all operational duties associated with the HPRU Laboratory as well as those responsibilities and duties associated with the Central Routine Laboratory, Research Laboratory, six Clinical Research Site Laboratories and the Biorepository.

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Closing date: 30 March 2018
Cochrane South Africa, Cape Town

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cochrane South Africa, an intra-mural research unit at the SAMRC. The successful applicant will work on a project aimed at producing high-quality research evidence on immunisation issues and working with relevant decision makers to translate the evidence into policy and practice. Immunisation is one of the most powerful public health interventions available to improve child survival, not only by directly combatting key causes of deaths in children, but also by providing a platform for broader health services.

 
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23 February, 2018
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