Postdoc in Computing, Bioinformatics or Structural Biology, Chemistry South Africa 2015

The Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) invites highly motivated individuals to apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

The successful applicants may select from one of the following research areas: a) Enzyme Reaction Dynamics as applied to Glycobiology b) Bioinformatics Applications in Glycobiology c) Informatics Code Development as Applied to the Life Sciences d) Systems Biology of Cancer Academic Conditions:

Applicants must have: • a PhD degree (achieved within 2 years of this application) in an area of Scientific Computing, Bioinformatics or Structural Biology. The following would be advantageous: • undergraduate training in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Bioinformatics/Computer Science with significant exposure to Physics/Computer Science/ Applied Mathematics; • excellent programming skills in Python and Fortran 90/C++ (with CUDA and/or OpenCL), • experience in Software design and • evidence of a publication record General Conditions: • applicants may not have held any prior professional or academic posts; • successful applicants will be required to comply with the university’s policies and practices for the postdoctoral sector;

The fellowships do not include any benefits or allowances, and • the successful candidate will be required to register as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCT in January 2016 Value and tenure: The fellowship is valued at R200 000 per annum. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year depending on satisfactory progress and mutual agreement.

Applications: Must be made online at: The following documents are required: • a letter of application in which the candidate’s research interests are outlined; • a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications; • certified copies of all academic transcripts (no certificates); and • the names and contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the applicant.

Closing date for applications is 9 October 2015 Enquiries: Please contact Ms Louise Bezuidenhout at the Scientific Computing Research Unit for further information. Tel: +27 21 650-2568, Fax: +27 21 686-4333, email: University of Cape Town Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) and Department of Chemistry Professor Kevin J. Naidoo SARChI Chair & Director: SCRU Faculty of Science, PD Hahn Building, Rondebosch, 7701 Tel: +27 21 650-2542/68, Fax: +27 21 686-4333, email:, website: