The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
INTERFACULTY POSITION: FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY, GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGY
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR: AMPATH CHAIR IN HUMAN GENETICS (ONE POST) (FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
The University of Pretoria has approved the establishment of a Chair in Human Genetics, supported by the AMPATH Trust. The establishment of the Chair in Human Genetics will advance collaborative, translational research and postgraduate student training in medical genomics. The main aim of such a Chair is to further develop research and postgraduate training programmes related to human genetics within the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology (Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Faculty of Health Sciences). The preferred candidate’s responsibility will be (but not limited to) to establish and lead a strong research focus in the field of human genetics. Preferred specialist fields include Cancer Genomics, Neurogenomics and Reproductive Genomics.
The postgraduate training component will consist of a combination of formal training programmes, mentoring, and supervision of research projects. The programmes will be developed and presented after consultation between the University (Faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Health Sciences) and AMPATH.
The successful candidate will inter alia be responsible for the following functions and activities:
The five-year contract may be renewable depending on performance.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
Interested and qualified? Go to University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria career website on www.myjobmag.co.za to apply