Internship, Burden of Disease Research Unit, Cape Town

The Medical Research Council strives to improve the nation’s health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research aimed at promoting equity and development.

Applications are invited for a masters internship in epidemiology/ burden of disease based in the MRC Burden of Disease Research Unit. This Unit undertakes the systematic analysis of recent epidemiological data to estimate trends in morbidity and investigate modifiable risk factors.

The candidate will be involved in projects where skills in data analysis, burden of disease and epidemiology can be developed. The candidate will be responsible, with supervision, for the data analysis and interpretation of their own project. They will be expected to produce reports and contribute to articles for publication. They will be expected to present work in progress, and contribute to the development of the MRC Burden of Disease Research Unit by participating in the ongoing activities such as journal club and seminars.

The successful candidate must have training in Public Health. Proven computer and scientific writing skills are essential and research experience would be desirable. The post is based at the MRC office in Cape Town.

The period of the post will be one year but may be considered for renewal based on the availability of funds and the intern’s satisfactory progress.  During this period, the candidate will be required to work towards a Master’s degree.  

Forward your application, comprising a full CV, a covering letter of motivation, and contact details of three referees, to Mrs Janet Ndimande, Human Capital management Division, MRC, P.O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505 or fax 086 742 8365 or via e-mail to recruitment@mrc.ac.za.

Closing date: 21 March 2014. 

PLEASE QUOTE THE REFERENCE NUMBER (R722) IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS.

CERTIFIED COPIES OF YOUR ID AND HIGHEST FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS APPLICATION. SHOULD YOUR APPLICATION NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS, IT WILL UNFORTUNATELY NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The MRC retains the right not to make an appointment.  In accordance with the MRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates form the designated groups.  For this reason we require race, gender and disability status to be specified. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

The MRC is committed to employment equity and the embracing of diversity.

Posted in Job opportunitiesTagged

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join PHASA

Be part of our network of leaders and innovators.

Join now