Wednesday , February 8 2023

UCT Vacancies 2022 – Junior Research Fellow

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The CLII conducts clinical and basic science research into several aspect of tuberculosis (TB) including (i) Novel technologies and approaches for the diagnosis of TB (ii) Mechanisms of drug resistance and novel diagnostic and treatment strategies to prevent its development (iii) TB transmission in the community through both active and passive case finding strategies. The JRF will be involved in one of these projects and will be responsible for performing relevant laboratory

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise postgraduate students engaged in PhD/ Master’s degrees.
  • Initiate and direct research projects, taking responsibility for all areas of the research endeavour.
  • Draft and submit protocols for ethics review and grant agencies’ support.
  • Prepare and write progress report to funders and other relevant bodies
  • Prepare and write research proposals for grant funding applications
  • Coordinate with national and international collaborating CLII research sites.
  • Contribute to other research projects that the CLII and its collaborators are conducting in TB-related research.
  • Prepare and write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Be involved in the development and design of studies and conducting of laboratory research focused on diagnostics, drug resistance or transmission of TB

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in relevant discipline (Immunology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medicine)
  • Has not held any previous permanent academic posts. This is a condition of funding.
  • Experience in research grant applications and manuscript writing.
  • Publications in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent communication (oral and writing), interpersonal, planning and organizational skills
  • Post-doctoral experience (preferably 2 years) in tuberculosis research, preferably in areas of diagnostics or drug specifically related to next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in research project management or laboratory supervision
  • Experience and training in BSL 3 laboratory work.
  • Experience in data management, including working with databases, in addition to statistical packages
  • Hands-on experience in next generation sequencing techniques including sample preparation, processing
  • and data analysis using human biological samples
  • Experience in presenting at national and international academic meetings.
  • Experience in liaising with international researchers / stakeholders.

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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