Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER - Division of Human Genetics

The Division of Human Genetics in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cape Town is seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer. We seek to appoint a candidate who has interest and skills in genomics particularly incorporating bioinformatics/biostatistics. The appointment is a full-time permanent post and the level of appointment will depend on the experience of the candidate. The successful candidate will supervise students at postgraduate level and participate in teaching programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Minimum requirements:

  • PhD in Human Genetics or related biomedical sciences
  • Track record of publications
  • At  senior  lectureship  level,  the  candidate  should show  evidence  of significant  postgraduate  student supervision and successful graduation, as well as independent research grant funding
  • Competence with next generation genomic technologies as well as big data analysis and statistical/ population genetics


  • A formal qualification in bioinformatics
  • Project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative fashion as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in teaching of next generation technologies

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and curriculum design, pertinent to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as developing courses for furthering the interests of the discipline of Human Genetics (e.g. public understanding of science)
  • Supervision of research projects and students at various postgraduate levels
  • Identification of opportunities and development of new projects
  • Management of research projects and writing proposals for grants
  • Providing scientific support in areas of expertise to other researchers (including postgraduates) in the Division
  • Serving  administrative functions to support education/training and research in the Division, Department, Faculty and University

The annual cost of employment is:

Lecturer: R544 689
Senior lecturer: R682 011

Queries regarding the post may be directed to Professor Ramesar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 021 4066337.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

  • UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
  • Cover letter, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Please ensure the title and reference number (E16007) are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Telephone: +27 21 650 2220    

Website:    http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/genetics/

Reference number: E16007

Closing date:  22 February 2016

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf. For this post we seek particularly to attract black South African candidates.

The original job advertisement can be found here.

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