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Professor/Associate Professor Position in Microbiology/Molecular Biology

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The School of Molecular and Cell Biology seeks an established academic to make a dynamic contribution to the discipline of Microbiology & Biotechnology and will be expected to take on both academic and administrative tasks within the School. S/he will also undertake independent focused research within areas such as microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology or bioinformatics.

Minimum Requirements:


  • A PhD in Microbiology/Molecular Biology;
  • Evidence of sustained high level work experience at tertiary institution/s OR at a senior level in appropriate industry/ies or research institute/s;
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students OR development of junior staff;
  • Distinguished independent record of research as evidenced by a sustained publication record in ISI rated journals;
  • Proven leadership qualities.


  • A current rating by the National Research Foundation for South African candidates.
  • Success at attracting research funding.
  • Established links with industry and appropriate community involvement;
  • Demonstrable experience in curriculum development and teaching.

Duties: Commencing 1 July 2015. Teaching all aspects of the discipline of the appointee at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including associated administration.
Enquiries: Prof. R Veale, Head of School of Molecular and Cell Biology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Remuneration: A generous remuneration package which includes a retirement fund, medical aid, leave, bonus and study benefits, subject to the University's rules and regulations.
Applications: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, NRF rating (if available), brief research proposal, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail addresses of three referees.
To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”.

Correspondence will be entered into with short listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on the proposed line of research may be required.

Closing date: 15 November 2014

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the university.

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