Job Opportunities

Hurry to apply for an exciting post-doc position at SACEMA, fellowship in Outbreak Science, or lecturer position at the University of Edinburgh!

SACEMA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Submission deadline: March 15, 2020
Commencement of duties: No sooner than 1 July 2020; no later than 31 December 2020
Term of appointment: Initially one year, with possible extension up to a total of three years (contingent on performance).
Enquiries: Prof Juliet Pulliam, Director of SACEMA,

Are you passionate about conducting rigorous, meaningful work that helps save lives in Africa?
Then SACEMA can offer you research facilities and a stimulating work environment in which scientists can
interact productively to transcend disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
Visit the SACEMA website for more information.

– A Ph.D. in a quantitative aspect of public health, epidemiology, statistics,
or dynamical modelling, granted in the past 5 years;
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
– Ability to contribute to SACEMA’s existing research themes, based on existing skills in epidemiological modelling
and/or analysis and knowledge of relevant public health or epidemiological issues;
– A high level of proficiency with scientific computing, including programming and data manipulation/analysis,
or solid software development skills;
– A strong potential to perform innovative independent research.

If you think you have what it takes to join our Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme:

Send a letter of application (cover letter), accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a list of publications,
copies of manuscripts that are submitted or in press, and the names and contact details of at least two referees, to:
Ms Lynnemore Scheepers, SACEMA, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, or, or Fax 021 8082586.

Applicants should request their referees to forward confidential letters by the closing date direct to the same address.
Submission of the application materials in response to this request will be the first of a three-stage application and selection process.
Only candidates under further consideration will advance to each subsequent stage. The second stage will include an assessment of
selected applicants’ problem-solving ability. The third stage will include an in-person interview.

Applied Outbreak Science Fellowship with CDC’s Influenza Division 

Submission deadline: March 10, 2020

When: Summer 2020

Where: CDC Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Who: Applicants should be senior graduate students or early career PhDs with interest in using infectious disease modeling to support outbreak response. This position is paid.

Submit a resume or CV and 1 page statement describing your interest in the program and your career goals to To see the full flyer, click here.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader in Bioinformatics at the University of Edinburgh – Institute of Evolutionary Biology
Submission deadline: March 12, 2020 at 5pm GMT

The Level of appointment (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer or Reader) will be determined by the Selection Panel:
Lecturer Grade: UE08 (£41,526 – £49,553) or Senior Lecturer/Reader Grade: UE09 (£52,559 – £59,135)

We seek an excellent scientist to join the academic staff of the University of Edinburgh and expand our expertise in the area of Bioinformatics. We want to appoint someone with a flair for teaching, a growing international research reputation, and a commitment to engagement with research users and the public. We welcome applicants from any field of bioinformatics.

We will encourage your creativity across boundaries and disciplines within and beyond the life sciences. We offer a thriving and well-supported research environment, training and development opportunities to support your career in teaching, research and leadership, and a collaborative, welcoming community of staff and students. The appointment will be at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader level depending on skills and experience.

The School of Biological Sciences is one of the UK’s largest and most highly-rated life sciences departments, providing an innovative environment for research and teaching. Successful applicants will have an established scientific track record with high-quality publications, and the ability to secure investment in your own research and in joint initiatives. You will be an enthusiastic communicator, able to inspire and support student-centred learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The University of Edinburgh aims to ensure equality of opportunity and the School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena Swan Silver award. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. Applications for part-time or full-time working will be considered and we have a range of policies to support flexible working.

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