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Programme Manager

South African Medical Research Council

The following vacancy is available in the Pretoria or Cape Town Office. This is a 3-year contract.



Salary in the region of R749 401 per annum, cost-to-company.

The Office of the Executive Scientist plays an integral strategic and support function in enabling the organisation to fulfill and achieve its vision in ‘building a healthy nation through research and innovation’.

To this end we require a dynamic, assertive, experienced and competent person to function as Programme Manager to the Executive Scientist.

Envisaged for appointment is a dedicated, motivated person who can take initiative and function responsibly and effectively under pressure, and has knowledge and skills in public health research.

Requirements:• PhD degree in public health or behavioural sciences • three years in a research position post Master’s degree • experience managing review processes and communicating with scientists.

For the full details of this post and the application procedure, please see the full advertisements under “Jobs” on the MRC website at:

Closing date: 12 July 2019