Job Details

  • Reference number: E210210
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 17th

Background to Position

The University of Cape Town is seeking an energetic and dynamic psychiatrist to join the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health to provide leadership in the area of psychosis research. The Department has several collaborations with international centres of research excellence and there is an opportunity to drive this work forwards.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Provide leadership in the area of psychosis research, participating in and facilitating ongoing data acquisition, analysis, and publication.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate:

• Participating in and facilitating ongoing data acquisition;

• Clinical assessment, clinical protocol development and quality control;

• Data analysis, and publication;

• Facilitating collaboration and international communication;

• Research supervision; • Project management and research administration.

Inherent Criteria

Requirements for the post include:

• Registration as a psychiatrist with HPCSA

• PhD in Psychiatry

• Ability to analyse psychiatric data, as demonstrated by a solid track record of academic output

• Demonstrated interest in one or other area of the field, as demonstrated by publications in this area The following would be advantageous:

• Ability to provide statistical consultation to graduate students and staff • Demonstrated competitiveness for acquiring national and international research funding.

The appointment will be on UCT Academic Clinical conditions of service. The annual cost of employment, including benefits will be based on the University’s clinical pay line which is aligned to OSD rates.

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi at

- UCT Application Form (download at;)

- A letter of motivation detailing suitability for this post

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone: 021 650 3003                 Website:

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.