Medical & Public Health 

Clinical Research Assistant


Public health, Clinical research, Analysis, Clinical observation, Internship

Career Field

Medical & Public Health 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



The Host Organisation

A research institute and medical facility primarily concerned with the molecular and cellular biology of heart disease. The institute is linked to some of South Africa's leading universities.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will be involved in a variety of research projects concerned with heart disease, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. The intern will be responsible for data collection, capturing and analysis for current projects. The intern will observe ward rounds and patient discussions as well as clinical duties in the operating room. The intern will also record patient results and attend multi-disciplinary patient care meetings.


Currently studying or completed a medical related degree. Some previous research experience. Good communication skills.

Skills Acquisition

Problem-solving Analytical thinking Technical skills Patient care Communication skills Research skills

Benefits to Intern

Gain invaluable experience in one of Cape Town's leading medical research institutes and add to your CV. Learn from well-renowned and highly experienced professionals. Have the chance to contribute to crucial research. Enhance your understanding of the medical field abroad. Build your self-confidence.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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