Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa

Computational Biology Group Postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics Specializing in Population Genetics

The Computational Biology group at UCT is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics with experience in Population or Statistical Genetics to conduct research on GWAS and Population studies. The successful candidate will have experience in Bioinformatics, with a research interest and skills in Population or Statistical Genetics. He/she will join the Computational Biology Group (www.cbio.uct.ac.za), which forms the centre of bioinformatics activities at the university.

Academic Conditions of Award and Requirements:

The successful candidate must be in possession of a Ph. D or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Computer Science, Mathematics, Molecular Genetics, Biostatistics or Computational Biology/Bioinformatics), and some exposure to bioinformatics/computational biology, particularly in the area of population genetics and GWAS analysis.
The research to be undertaken will include:

  • Development of new methods for multi-way admixed populations, including local ancestry inference
  • Development and application of improved models for disease scoring statistics in GWAS
  • Analysis of GWAS and population genetics data.

General Conditions of Award:

  1. Only individuals who have achieved the doctoral degree within the past 5 years are eligible to apply
  2. Applicants may not previously (since their PhD) have held full-time professional or academic positions
  3. The successful candidate may, as part of their professional development, be required to participate in departmental activities such as limited teaching and supervision and duties incidental thereto
  4. The successful incumbent will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postdoctoral sector.

Value and tenure:

The value of the fellowship is ZAR 200 000 per annum. No benefits or travel allowances are included in the value of the fellowship. The fellowship is tenable for 1 year with the possibility for renewable for a second year, dependent on performance.

Application process:

Applications and enquiries should be submitted to A/Prof This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To apply, please e-mail a letter of application stating areas of expertise, research interests, and experience, a CV including a list of publications, copies of academic transcripts, and names (and contact details) of at least two academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date for applications: 13th September 2013
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.

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