AHRI is always looking for talented and motivated staff to join our multidisciplinary team. We offer a highly diverse, professional and supportive environment with opportunities for development and growth.

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Mon, 22 10 2018 16:09:18|Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal|Negotiable

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is one of South Africa’s largest independent, interdisciplinary research institutes. AHRI aims to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV and TB and related diseases, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment. AHRI’s principal funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our academic partners are Univer...

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Professional Research Nurse (Part Time)

Mon, 22 10 2018 11:59:50|Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal|Negotiable

To provide a Health Services at the AHRI Somkhele Clinic in the absence of the OHNP. S/he will work in conjunction with the AHRI OHNP & the Occupational Medical Physician (OMP). The incumbent will report to the OHNP & the Chief Operating Officer (COO). This is a part-time position for two days per week & for periods when the OHNP is not available.

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Professional Research Nurse

Wed, 10 10 2018 13:04:44|Negotiable

AHRI is looking for a Professional Nurse who will be based primarily at our Somkhele site The successful candidate will coordinate the paediatric studies (in close collaboration with the research physician) and implement the paediatric studies protocols. The post consists of a clinical component (recruitment and management of HIV-positive infants and children for the paediatric studies), a data extraction component, and an important supervisory c...

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Data Management Intern

Tue, 09 10 2018 08:51:09|Durban, KwaZulu-Natal|Negotiable

Research Data Management is a significant part of the scientific research process aimed at ensuring that research data are efficiently managed and curated in accordance with the best data management practices. High quality research data result into sound and trustworthy scientific output. Data discrepancies regardless of the type of research can adversely bias the outcome of the research. Therefore, meticulous attention is needed when handling re...

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Animal Facility Technical Assistant

Fri, 28 09 2018 14:04:14|Durban, KwaZulu-Natal|Negotiable

The Animal Facility Technical Assistant will be responsible for animal husbandry (i.e. cleaning of cages and floors), and welfare of and , general housekeeping, equipment care, research assistance and record keeping in the BSL3 animal unit, as well as assist in the breeding facility as and when required. Ensuring that all SOP’s pertaining to the animal unit in respect of hygiene, animal care and animal husbandry are followed. Assist in executi...

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Why work at AHRI?

At AHRI we provide competitive employee benefits, encourage Continuing Professional Development, and have open and honest two-way communication with our staff.

AHRI employee benefits include:

• Medical aid
• Retirement fund
• Death, disability and funeral cover
• Long-service awards
• Leave
• Bursaries

At AHRI we believe in open and honest two-way communication, and have effective communication channels in place to reach all employees, including:

• Staff newsletters
• HR communiqués via email and noticeboards
• Monthly management meetings
• Workplace consultative forums

At AHRI we encourage Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and have a strong focus on management development.

AHRI offers a wide range of career opportunities within various disciplines. These include nursing (research), clinical research, basic science research, immunology, pharmacology, biorepository, social science and epidemiology research, statistics, data management and analysis, information technology and security, human resources, finance and administration, procurement, technical and maintenance, operations, communications, and community engagement.

About AHRI as an employer

AHRI is a values-driven organisation. As an employer we are committed to staff engagement and development. Our culture is one of high performance and partnership.

AHRI’s remuneration and benefit offerings are benchmarked against industry standards. Management development programmes are offered to encourage innovation, critical thinking, proactiveness, continuous development and life-long learning.

Recruitment process

Candidates should familiarise themselves with our recruitment process to know what to expect. Our recruitment process typically follows these steps:

• Complete the online application form or, only if requested in a specific advert, forward your CV to the indicated email address
• Should your application match our criteria, you may be shortlisted and invited for an interview and assessment
• Our selection process includes employee risk assessments for shortlisted candidates
• Should your application be successful, our human resources department will provide you with a formal letter of offer and will contact you with information to facilitate your on-boarding process.

Important information before you apply to join AHRI

South African visas

If you are not from South Africa and are interested in collaborating, studying or working at AHRI you need to go here to find out more about the different types of visas that you can apply for. You will also need to visit the South African Embassy in your country as they may require more or different information.

We’re here to help!

AHRI’s Human Resources Department will assist you every step of the way to ensure that your relocation to South Africa runs smoothly. If your question can’t be answered above, please contact