MRC Job Vacancies 2023 – Research Technologist

Website South African Medical Research Council - MRC

Job Description:

The South African Medical Research Council, Gender and Health Research Unit (GHRU) requires suitably qualified and experienced Research Technologist: Social Science Research Assistants to collect and manage qualitative and quantitative data within various research projects at GHRU.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with literature reviews using systematic literature review techniques
  • Collect data and enter data from social science research in GHRU projects
  • Assist with translations of research related documents
  • Complete quality control and quality assurance activities of the data and study related documentation
  • Support recruitment of participants process
  • Administer informed consent with participants
  • Conduct transcriptions and translations of audio-recorded interviews from IsiZulu to English within specified study timelines
  • Collect data using qualitative methods such as in-depth interviews, observations and focus group discussions
  • Conduct and facilitate workshops with participants
  • Assist with planning/coordinating meetings, conducting workshops and trainings for research projects (catering, booking of venues, etc.)
  • Assist with the preparation activities for data analysis and collaborate under supervision in the data analysis
  • Support the preparation of presentations, manuscripts and research-related reports

Job Requirements:

  • 1–2-year qualification or accredited certificate in social sciences, psychology or similar health discipline qualification or higher
  • Interest and knowledge related to either violence against women and/or HIV prevention
  • Fluent in both English and IsiZulu
  • Transcriptions and translation within industry standards
  • Ability to travel for periods of time (2-3 weeks)
  • 1 years’ experience using qualitative methods for data collection
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office packages
  • Experience using qualitative data analysis software (NVIVO)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in research, social sciences or related environment
  • Valid unendorsed code 8 Drivers license

Job Details:

Company: South African Medical Research Council – MRC

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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