Temporary Senior Researcher / Lecturer

The Centre for Evidence-based Health Care (CEBHC), a coordinating and directive centre for research and training in evidence based health care, at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University seeks applications from suitable candidates to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care (EBHC), conduct systematic reviews and relevant research, and promote the use of best evidence in healthcare policy and practice.


  • Actively contributing to training and teaching in EBHC.
  • The design and organisation of new research.
  • Contributing to disseminating research results using appropriate channels, including peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and engagement with policy makers and other healthcare decision makers.
  • Contributing to the preparation of new grant proposals.
  • Supervising postgraduate degree students, where appropriate.


  • Postgraduate qualification (MSc in Clinical Epidemiology or EBHC or related degree) with a record of research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and collaborations in peer-reviewed funded projects.
  • Experience in the teaching and learning of EBHC.
  • Experience in promoting the use of best evidence in decision making.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel
  • As a prerequisite, the position requires an excellent record of collegiality and collaboration. and a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies.


  • PhD.
  • Previous experience in conducting systematic reviews and undertaking meta-analysis.
  • Previous experience in the design and analysis of research.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology and experience in supporting postgraduate students.
  • Teaching and training experience; excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based research principles and methodologies.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with people from a wide range of disciplines and to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports by the closing date directly to the following address:  The Manager: Human Rersources, Stellenbosch University (Satellite Campusus), P.O. Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505; e-mail: hrtygerberg@sun.ac.za; fax: 021 932 9266.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

Enquiries regarding job content: Dr Taryn Young on 021 938 9157

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Division (Tygerberg Campus) on 021 938 9636

Closing Date: 21-Jun-2013

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