Bioinformatics Positions

Katherine Denby denby at science.uct.ac.za
Thu Oct 9 02:00:23 EST 2003


UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

The University of Cape Town invites applications for the following two
posts in the bioinformatics node that is situated in the Institute of
Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape
Town, and which forms part of the National Bioinformatics Network (NBN)
in South Africa. There is no requirement for applicants to be conducting
research in the medical field.


Scientific Director

We invite applications for this renewable two-year contract position at
the level of Associate Professor.  As the successful candidate, you will
hold a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or a related field and have an
established track record in bioinformatics.  Experience in the
informatics of high throughput data, including microarray data, would be
an advantage. You will head the bioinformatics node and will be a
dynamic leader in the field capable of setting direction and inspiring a
team to achieve in that direction.  As a primary responsibility, you
will perform your own bioinformatics research, raise external funding
for support of ongoing research, and ensure that core bioinformatics
capacity is developed in the node. The annual remuneration package will
be up to a level of R350,000, depending on qualification and experience.


Node Manager

We invite applications for this renewable two-year contract position.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a post-graduate degree in
bioinformatics or a related field. Experience in project and financial
management, human resource organization, and bioinformatics training
will be an advantage.  You will work closely with the Scientific
Director.  As a primary responsibility, you will ensure that the
bioinformatics node functions smoothly and that the node effectively
addresses the bioinformatics service and training needs of the
University, liaise with other nodes in the NBN, and establish and
co-ordinate teaching and capacity development initiatives in the node.
The annual remuneration package will be up to a level of R300,000,
depending on qualification and experience.

Please send a letter of application, clearly stating which position you
are applying for, your CV, and the names and contact details of three
referees to:  Prof. Hugh Patterton, Department of Molecular and Cell
Biology, UCT, Rondebosch, 7701 by 31 October 2003;  tel:
27-(0)21-650-3267, fax: 27-(0)21-650-5188, e-mail:
patterh at science.uct.ac.za

NB: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and all candidates
will be advised of the final outcome.

UCT is fully committed to employment equity.



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