Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa

Lecturer (Bioinformatics)- School of Molecular & Cell Biology, The University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand has established a programme in Bioinformatics to complement its strong research and teaching programmes. We seek to appoint a Lecturer for Bioinformatics in the School of Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, with an affiliation to the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB).

Requirements: A PhD in bioinformatics or a cognate discipline with a demonstrable knowledge of bioinformatics theory and techniques.  Research and teaching experience in bioinformatics supported by a high level of computer literacy and the ability to write programs will be an advantage.

Duties: The main responsibilities will be undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, and supervision of postgraduate projects.  Research collaborations with other researchers at Wits, especially in the SBIMB, will be encouraged.  There will be some administrative duties associated with the above responsibilities.

• A publication profile in the field of Bioinformatics.
• The potential to attract research funding.
• Demonstrable contribution to curriculum development and teaching.

Enquiries: Prof. R Veale, Head of School of Molecular and Cell Biology  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remuneration: A generous remuneration package which includes a retirement fund, medical aid, leave, bonus and study benefits, subject to the University's rules and regulations.

Closing date: Friday, 3 July 2015

Applications: Submit a covering letter that includes a brief description of the research programme you wish to implement and your NRF rating (if available).  This must be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path:  iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”.

Correspondence will be entered into with short listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on the proposed line of research may be required.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the university. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates”.

The original job posting can be found here.


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