The Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa is seeking to appoint three Synthetic Medicinal Chemists as Principal Scientific Officers. These positions will be predominantly laboratory-based with the main purpose in taking a leading role in the design and synthesis of novel compounds to optimize drug-like properties, on discovery projects, in the H3D medicinal chemistry team.Requirements


The annual cost of employment for 2015 is between R456,154 and R536,638

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms. Edith Graham at

– UCT Application Form (download at

– Cover letter, and

– Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are clearly indicated in the subject line.

Applications which do 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.

Address: Staff Recruitment Office, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7700 South Africa

Telephone: +27 21 650 5405 Website:

Reference number: E15123 Closing date: 3 August 2015

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UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (Synthetic Medicinal Chemist) (5 year contract; 3 posts) H3D Centre – Department of Chemistry Faculty of Science