SENIOR LECTURER/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
7d ago

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

POSITION NUMBER : PC09552; PEROMNES : A7 / A6

NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

VACANCY : SENIOR LECTURER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY

Minimum Requirements...

  • PhD (NQF Level 10) in Molecular Microbiology and Bioinformatics (or closely related field)
  • NRF rating (for Associate professor)
  • Membership (National and International Scientific Societies)
  • 4-SL / 6-AP Years’ Experience in teaching and research in tertiary education environment
  • 3 years Hands-on experience in laboratory molecular techniques including next generation sequencing.
  • 3 years’ Experience in working with the analysis of large-scale next generation sequencing data and using standard bioinformatics tools and databases.
  • 4-SL / 6-AP Years’ experience in Publication track record in the field of specialization
  • 4-SL / 6-AP Years’ experience in Record of student supervision
  • 4-SL / 6-AP Years’ experience in obtaining external research funding evidence.
  • Other competency requirements :

  • Specialized knowledge in both classical and molecular microbiology and practical techniques.
  • Competent in nucleic acid isolation, PCR and qPCR, next generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation including RNAseq, 16S rRNA, shotgun metagenomics, and bioinformatics tools for sequence data analysis
  • Teach undergraduate and Honours modules
  • Develop new modules and adapt content of existing modules to keep up with current trends in the field
  • Supervision of Masters and Doctoral students
  • Obtain research funds and manage research projects
  • Produce high quality, accredited and peer-reviewed research outputs
  • General administrative tasks related to teaching and research
  • Behavioral Competencies :

  • Motivation for independent scientific work, decisiveness, attention to detail
  • Ability to work within time and budgetary constraints to solve scientific problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interpret and summaries scientific results clearly
  • Capacity for teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate language proficiency to function optimally in the multilingual environment of the NWU
  • Recommendation :

  • SACNASP registration
  • 3 years Postdoctoral experience
  • Job Specification...

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Community engagement and academic scholarship
  • TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE : Market related

    ENQUIRES : Prof. Victor Wepener (018 299 2368)

    CLOSING DATE : 31 October 2018

    COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES : 1 January 2018

    BENEFITS : Attractive study benefits as well as the normal fringe benefits apply

    TO APPLY : Please visit our website, url / vacancies

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