Hiring of Researcher

The Noakes Foundation is seeking to appoint a researcher to assist with research projects in the areas of our three research themes namely:

  1. Evaluating Nutrition Education in Under-Resourced Communities.
  2. Nutritional Effects of Insulin Resistance
  3. Academic Free Speech and Digital Voices


The ideal candidate will have a background in public health, biology, physiology, etc, and thorough knowledge of research methodology, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, as well as an interest in improving public health through evidence-based interventions. This role would be a great fit for a junior candidate, looking to start their research career.

Role responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and executing research studies, including recruitment of study participants, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize findings to inform research projects.
  • Manage research databases and maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Assist with the preparation of research reports, presentations, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Identify new research projects and funding opportunities. 
  • Contribute to grant proposals and fundraising efforts.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and third-party service providers. 
  • Participate in meetings with collaborators and present research findings.
  • Other ad-hoc research-related tasks. 


Required attributes:

  • Honour’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as nutrition, biology, or public health.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of research experience, preferably in a related field.
  • Knowledge of different research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis software.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced research environment.
  • Passion for improving public health through evidence-based interventions.


Role start date: March 2024

Salary: Negotiable

Place of work: Cape Town: Office & remotely

Term: Contract / Project-based

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to info@thenoakesfoundation.org. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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