BOTSWANA INTL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics/Genetics

Location
Palapye (BW)
Posted
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University is looking for qualified and experienced individual for the below stated position;

The position is based at BIUST Campus, Palapye.

The position is offered on fixed term contract of five (5) years/ pensionable terms.

FACULTY OF SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

LECTURER /SENIOR LECTURER, BIOINFORMATICS/GENETICS

LECTURER

Main Purpose of the Job

To teach and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Genetics/Bioinformatics and to build the knowledge base in Genetics/Bioinformatics through research and publication.  To administer certain teaching activities within Genetics/Bioinformatics.  To improve their academic credentials and to establish themselves in a research area.

Qualifications and Experience

•    PhD in Bioinformatics/Genetics
•    Teaching experience, research and publications will be considered as added advantages.

Key Competencies/ Skills for Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Bioinformatics/Genetics
•    In-depth understanding of own specialization to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field.
•    Ability to work within an academic setting and its management structures
•    Ability to develop and implement new and established computational methods
•    Commitment to research and teaching excellence.
•    Ability to work in a resource-limited setting
•    Effective communication skills

SENIOR LECTURER

Main purpose of the job: 

To perform high quality research and produce high quality research outputs and be part of teaching and learning in existing and emerging areas. To teach and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Genetics/Bioinformatics. To be a research team leader and supervise postgraduate research in the field of Bioinformatics/Computational Biology/Genetics

Qualifications and Experience

•    PhD in Bioinformatics/Genetics    
•    Two (3) years post-doctoral experience in either teaching/lecturing/research or industry in the relevant field or discipline. 
•    Supervision of Masters graduate students or equivalent junior staff. 
•    At least eight (8) publications recent and continued publication in reputable peer-reviewed journals or equivalent research output.
•    Demonstrated experience in the analysis of Illumina next-generation sequencing data and RNA sequencing analysis methods.
•    Record of attracting national and international research grants as well as set up research linkages.
•    Engagement in projects/services that benefit the University , profession and community
•    Demonstrated and sustained leadership in academic and professional fields 
To be active in University, professional and community service.

REMUNERATION

The University offers an attractive package commensurate with qualification and experience.

If you meet the requirements of the above stated positions please send your application letter above and detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least three (3) recent professional references to;

Director, Human Resources at the email address below.
recruitment.bioscibiotech@biust.ac.bw

Please note: Processing of received applications will commence from February 20, 2018.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

For any further enquiries, you may call Ms. Taolo @ 493 1307 or MS Thibelang 4931308.

The position will remain vacant until filled.