NHLS: Intern Medical Scientists (Nationwide)


A limited number of positions on a 2 year fixed-term contract are available for Intern Medical Scientists (Grade TC1), for the 2020/2021 intake at the below training centres.

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University – (Ref. GAUSMU-0920-001)

Anatomical Pathology-x2, Chemical Pathology-x2, Haematology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x2, Virology-x2

University of Cape Town (Ref. WNCUCT-0920-001)

Genetic Counselling-x1, Haematology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x1, Human Geneticsx2, Virology-x1

University of the Free State (Ref. FNWUFS-0920-001)

Haematology-x1, Human Genetics-x3, Medical Microbiology-x1

University of KwaZulu-Natal (Ref. KZNUKZN-0920-001)

Anatomical Pathology-x1, Chemical Pathology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x1, Virology-x1, Haematology-x1

University of Pretoria (Ref. GAUUP0920-001)

Chemical Pathology-x2, Haematology-x2, Immunology-x2, Virology-x1

University of Stellenbosch (Ref. WNCUS-0920-001)

Chemical Pathology-x1, Haematology-x1, Immunology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x1

University of the Witwatersrand (Ref. GAUWITS-0920-001)

Chemical Pathology-x1, Genetic Counselling-x1, Haematology/Molecular Biology-x2, Human Genetics-x2, Immunology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x2

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (Ref. NICD–0920–001)

Medical Microbiology-x4, Virology-x2, Immunology-x1, Molecular Biology x1

National Institute of Occupational Health (Ref. NIOH–0920–001)

Anatomical Pathology-x1, Medical Microbiology-x1, Analytical Chemistry-x2

During this period, candidates will attain, under supervision, discipline specific knowledge, experience and undergo training to perform diagnostic procedures and medical science research as prescribed in the standard operating procedures in order to qualify for registration as an Independent Medical Biological Scientist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The Intern Medical Scientist will receive a stipend depending on qualifications (R126 858 for NQF 8, R160 222 for NQF 9 and R193 584 NFQ 10), per annum.


■ 4 Year BSc Degree or Honours Degree in a Medical/Clinical Pathology discipline. Only graduates with Pathology courses will be shortlisted.

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send their concise CV’s, ID, qualification(s) and academic transcripts to email address: InternScientist@nhls.ac.za . Very important; please indicate the name of the University/centre and discipline in your email subject line (e.g. University of Pretoria, Immunology). Enquiries can be directed to the same email address above or Keslin Chetty at 011 386 6537.

Applicants must ensure that their applications have been received. Due to inherent job and operational requirements, the applicable pre-employment screening and relevant qualification verifications will be performed on successful candidates. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not heard from the NHLS within 2 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Incomplete applications or applications that do not follow the instruction above will not be considered.

The NHLS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The NHLS Employment Equity targets will guide the filling of positions.


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