Scientist: Comparative Genomics National Zoological Garden

South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • Post Date: Mar 5, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 11, 2022
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary Salary commensurate with a range of inputs and outputs in terms of the SANBI career ladder for Scientists.
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Reference Number: NZG/005/2022
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Contact Dr Theresa Sethusa on Tel: +27 (0)82 323 2652 for any queries for purposes of clarity.
  • Where to submit application
    Applications consisting of the completed application form, motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications are to be submitted via an e-mail to [email protected] Postal applications must be addressed to: Assistant Director: Human Resources Operations, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.
  • Notes
    Please Note: 1) An application form (obtainable from SANBI website: must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for this position, and certified qualifications confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of meeting minimum qualifications and relevant experience will not be considered). 2) A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process. 3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e?mail addresses of at least three referees. 4) Failure to submit the requested information and reference number shall result in your application not being considered.

Job Description

This position requires a degree in Comparative Genomics or equivalent and relevant qualification with NQF 7. Postgraduate qualification or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF 8 will be an added advantage. This position also requires 8 years’ experience in relevant field. The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: strong scientific background in genomic mapping, filtering, and analyzing the whole genomes; exceptional ability to apply bioinformatic tools, models, and simulations; a solid track record of proven impact through the application of computational biology approaches (e.g. comparative genomics, phylogenomic, pathway analysis, metagenomics), a proven ability to generate new research ideas, publish research findings and raise funds for own research; a proven record and ability to identify and foster key stakeholder relationships in the field(s) of comparative genomics, bioinformatics and foundational biodiversity science; comprehensive knowledge to ensure that the necessary reagents are stocked, equipment maintenance and repairs as needed, and relevant computational pipelines, and appropriate statistical analysis are developed for genomics and bioinformatics analysis is essential; extensive knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures, processes, practices, systems, and frameworks related to comparative genomics is essential; advanced planning, organizing, and problem solving skills; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; excellent computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools including (Ms Word, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet and Outlook) will be advantageous. The possession of a valid driver’s licence with at least one-year practical driving experience and a willingness to travel is essential. Key Performance Responsibilities include: • Identify appropriate computational software and packages, develop computational pipelines, and apply appropriate statistical analysis, and coalescent simulations and modeling to interpret results from functional genomics approaches; • Develop and lead own research programme that contributes to the divisional research direction in line with SANBI Research and Development Strategy; • Participate in national and international collaborative projects and initiatives; and • Build research capacity through supervision and mentorship of interns, post graduate students and/or emerging scientists.

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