South African Medical Research Council
HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH UNIT
HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is seeking to appoint a Specialist Scientist or a Senior Specialist Scientist in its Health Systems Research Unit (HSRU). We are seeking a self-motivated scientist, who is committed to building their research career path in health policy and systems research.
The objective of this post is to strengthen the production and use of evidence to support health policy and systems decisions for achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and a high-quality health system, and to reduce health inequities.
The following vacancy (either at Specialist Scientist or Senior Specialist Scientist) is available in the Cape Town or Pretoria Office. This is a permanent post
Specialist Scientist: • A PhD or equivalent in public health, health policy and systems research, epidemiology, or the social sciences with a strong background in health policy and systems research • Principal investigator on at least one health policy and systems-related project • Research project management, including human resource, finance and data management • Publication of at least (five) 5 peer-reviewed publications, with (three) 3 as first author • two first-authored peer-reviewed publications in the field of health policy and systems • has presented at least at (two) 2 international conferences held in South Africa or overseas • has demonstrated ability to generate research funding • has supervised a Master’s graduate student or has equivalent engagement in teaching or training • has contributed to national or provincial policy processes or other policy-related activities such as press briefings and preparation of policy briefs.
For the full details of this post and the application procedure please see the advertisement under “Jobs” on the SAMRC website at: www.samrc.ac.za
Closing date: 12 July 2019
Building a healthy nation through research.