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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer. The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical res...
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    Specialist Scientist or Senior Scientist

    Core Requirements: Core Requirements:
    Specialist Scientist (higher level)

    • A PhD or equivalent in public health, health policy and systems research, or epidemiology, with a strong background in health economics.
    • Research experience in the area of health economics.
    • Principle investigator on at least one health economics-related project.
    • Skills and experience in undertaking all stages of primary research.
    • Research project management, including human resource, finance, and data management.
    • Publication of at least 5 ISI peer-reviewed journal articles, with 3 as first author.
    • At least two first-authored peer-reviewed publications in the field of health policy and systems or health economics.
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills with experience of transferring these skills through training and supervision of junior staff

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    Senior Scientist (lower level)

    • Registered for a PhD or equivalent in public health, health policy and systems research, or epidemiology, with a strong background in health economics, and having made substantial progress towards completion of PhD
    • Research experience in the area of health economics.
    • Principle investigator on at least one health economics-related project.
    • Skills and experience in undertaking all stages of primary research.
    • Research project management, including human resource, finance, and data management.
    • Publication of at least 2 first-authored, peer-reviewed publications (one must be ISI).
    • At least one peer-reviewed publication in the field of health policy and systems or health economics.
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills

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    Advantageous

    • Health econometrics training and expertise.
    • A background in systematic reviews / evidence synthesis and related knowledge translation research on health policy and systems questions
    • Experience in knowledge translation such as contribution to a policy process or informing provincial or national governments or international institutions on policy and practice-related health systems evidence
    • Experience with grant development and scientific review of proposals

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    A salary in the region of R749 401 (lower level) to R820 660 (higher level) cost-to-company will be negotiated.
    PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER ( R298A ) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to South African Medical Research Council on forms.gle to apply
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