Friday , March 17 2023

MRC Vacancies – Unit Director

Website South African Medical Research Council - MRC

Job Description:

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is a globally recognised and respected medical research institution whose vision is to build a healthy nation through research, innovation and transformation. The South African Medical Research Council’s Biostatistics Research Unit seeks to appoint an eminent statistician to serve as the Director of the Unit.

Job Responsibilities:

  • A strong research vision, and a track-record of engagement within their institution and across the wider statistical community
  • An excellent portfolio of applied, methodological and collaborative publications and a proven track record in research grant acquisition, commensurate with their stage of career development
  • Strategic leadership acumen and the ability to influence and shape the output and success of the Unit
  • Experience in health-related research at a seasoned level, with an international standing
  • Extensive experience in the management of projects, staff and budgets, including the development of a multi-year programme of work
  • Sound knowledge of the health system and burden of disease of South Africa and the African region
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • In training, teaching and supervising graduate students

Job Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Biostatistics or Statistics
  • Proven knowledge of Epidemiology
  • 10 years’ experience in the field of health research
  • Track record of research, grants, publications – national and international (at least 50 lifetime publications (ISI journal articles, editorials or book chapters))
  • At least five years of experience in management of a biostatistics/statistics consulting unit
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Job Details:

Company: South African Medical Research Council – MRC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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