Job Details

  • Reference number: E210335
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 5th
  • Remuneration package: The annual cost of employment, including benefits is between R572 174 and R765 575

Background to Position

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology is actively engaged in research to optimize treatments for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria. The Division is seeking to appoint a Research Officer at Lecturer level on a 25-month contract, renewable based on funding, to lead modeling and simulation research and training activities in pharmacometrics.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

• Mentorship and training of postgraduate students

• Development and conduct of modeling and simulation research projects

Inherent Criteria

Requirements include: • A PhD in a discipline relevant to pharmacometrics

• Appropriate post-PhD experience in pharmacometric modeling and simulation

• Demonstration of strong research capability

• Appropriate computer systems and software knowledge (considerable experience in NONMEM, R is essential)

The following will be advantageous:

• Demonstration of leadership, training, and mentoring capability

• Experience of Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic analysis in infectious diseases. 


Application Requirement

Enquiries about this post should be directed to Professor Paolo Denti at

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

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the job, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Telephone: +27 21 650 3003                                                           Website:

Reference number: E210335                                                          Closing date: 31 October 2021

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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.