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Senior Scientist or Specialist Scientist Job at South African Medical Research Council (MRC) – in Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Description

COCHRANE SOUTH AFRICA


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.

Senior Scientist or Specialist Scientist

Permanent Post

Cochrane South Africa, an intramural research unit of the SAMRC, is committed to working in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice. The unit seeks to appoint either a Senior Scientist or a Specialist Scientist, who is committed to building a research career in vaccine implementation science.

The incumbent will work within a multi-disciplinary vaccine implementation research team. The role of the senior scientist or specialist scientist is to develop and establish his or her own research niche in vaccine implementation science and to disseminate knowledge through peer-reviewed publications and various knowledge translation processes. The responsibilities include leading and collaborating on multiple vaccine implementation research projects, managing all aspects of research projects; stakeholder engagement; capacity development; and writing grant proposals to raise funds for research on topical vaccine implementation issues.

Core Requirements

Senior Scientist:
A Master’s degree in the health or social sciences or an MBCHB

Has been registered for a PhD for at least 2 years

A minimum of 3 years’ project management skills in a health research environment (more than one project)

At least 2 peer reviewed ISI journal articles on vaccine implementation issues, as first author

Oral presentations at conferences or seminars

Engagement in teaching or training

Proficiency in statistical analysis or qualitative data analysis

A valid driver’s license.

Specialist Scientist:
PhD in Health or Social Science

3 years’ experience in vaccine implementation research

5 peer reviewed ISI journal articles, with 3 as first author

Presentation at 2 or more international conferences held in South Africa or overseas

A contribution to national or provincial policy processes or other policy-related activities such as preparation of policy briefs

Demonstrated ability to generate research funding

Engagement in teaching or training

Proficiency in statistical analysis or qualitative data analysis

A valid drivers’ license

Advantageous:
5 years’ experience in vaccine implementation research

10 peer reviewed ISI journal articles, with 5 as first author

A background in systematic reviews / scoping reviews on vaccine implementation issues

Supervision of graduate students

Terms & Conditions: The SAMRC retains the right not to make an appointment. In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. By submitting your application, SAMRC concludes that you are a competent person to consent and that you are giving consent to the SAMRC to process and further process all personal information contained in the application in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No 4 of 2013 (as amended). The SAMRC does its best to provide the most accurate information; however, if there is anything wrong and unclear applicants are encouraged to contact the HR Recruitment Office at 021-938 0648 before the closing date.

A salary in the region of R786 197 (lower level) to R860 954 (upper level) per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications.

Closing date: 30 September 2021

PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R420A) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION.

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Company: South African Medical Research Council (MRC) –

Company Location:  Cape Town, Western Cape

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