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Specialist Scientist

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: RR749 401 to R820 660 per annum

South African Medical Research Council

SAMRC – ATODRU (CAPE TOWN) – Permanent post

The goal of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) of theSAMRC is to generate knowledge and propose policy and other interventions that will lead to a reduction in alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and the associated burden experienced by individuals and society. The following vacancy is available in the Cape Town Office:

Specialist Scientist

Requirements: • Holds a PhD in the health or social sciences • has minimum of 5 years’ project and staff management experience in a health research environment (more than one project) • first author ISI publications; • has presented international conferences • has supervised graduate students or has equivalent engagement in teaching or training • has demonstrated ability to generate research funding.

A proven research record in substance use or mental health is essential, with alcohol research focusing on HIV and or non-communicable diseases being an advantage. A driver’s licence is also essential.

The level of appointment will be subject to the applicant meeting the criteria for the various levels.

A salary in the region of R749 401 to R820 660 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in line with experience and qualifications.

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: 28 June 2019