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NWU: Senior lecturer / Associate professor in Microbiology (Permanent)

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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 a tertiary education environment
  • 3 years of 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


  • SACNASP registration
  • 3 years Postdoctoral experience

Job specification:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Community engagement and academic scholarship


Advert details:


North-West University


Biological Sciences


Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Position number:

PC09552; Peromnes: A7/A6

Application deadline:


Commencement of duties:



Not Applicable





Position type:



Prof. Victor Wepener (018 299 2368) Potchefstroom Campus






Attractive study benefits, as well as the normal fringe benefits, apply

To apply:

NWU vacancies



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