Sunday , December 10 2023

Hsrc Vacancies Durban – Chief Research Manager

Website Human Sciences Research Council - HSRC

Job Description:

The HSC Division seeks to appoint a dynamic individual with either a PhD or a medical qualification plus a Master’s degree in either Social Sciences, Public Health, Biostatistics or Epidemiology as well as 10 years of appropriate research experience. The vacancy is in the Health and Wellbeing unit, in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading and conducting high level scholarly research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies which meet the requirements of peer review, and has both strategic and policy relevance;
  • Networking with major users and funders of Public Health research to understand their research needs;
  • Responding to calls for proposals and formulating grant applications;
  • Delivering high-quality results and reports within budget and deadline;
  • Communicating research findings in national and international conferences, publishing papers in refereed journals as well as publishing policy briefs and technical reports
  • Building national and international research links;
  • Liaise with stakeholders on issues regarding project and fieldwork;
  • Support biomedical aspects of projects;
  • Ability and willingness to mentor young researchers is also a key requirement;
  • Contribute to all the Key Performance Areas and Key Performance Indicators of the HSC Research Division

Job Requirements:

  • A Doctorate or medical qualification plus a Master’s degree in either, Epidemiology, Social Science, Biostatistics or Public Health with at least 10 years of experience in research;
  • An established research career as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals or project reports (5+ publications);
  • Strength in epidemiological research methods and design;
  • Research experience in tuberculosis and/or HIV/AIDS, or NCDs
  • An interest in one of the priority research areas of HSC will be an advantage
  • A sound grounding in research methods, especially quantitative approaches, will be a strong recommendation;
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive;
  • A strong user orientation, based on a commitment to addressing public health issues;
  • The ability and enthusiasm to engage as a leader and team player in large-scale multi-disciplinary research, to lead and manage research teams, and to mentor and train their members;
  • The versatility to apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies to challenging subject matter across disciplinary boundaries will be advantageous.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • An excellent networking and fundraising track record;
  • Sound knowledge of quantitative data management and data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in or working experience with some of the following data software packages:  STATA, Epi Info, SAS, SPSS, Nvivo, AtlasTI or other relevant statistical packages;
  • Registration with HPCSA if medically qualified will be an advantage

Job Details:

Company: Human Sciences Research Council – HSRC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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