Vacancy: Senior Epidemiologist

The Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, a dynamic, vibrant and growing part of Wits University seeks candidates with excellent skills in epidemiology and biostatistics.

The applicants are expected to contribute to epidemiologic research in communicable diseases and chronic non-communicable diseases, development of epidemiologic and statistical methods and to be actively involved in the Master of Science in Epidemiology and further postgraduate programmes offered by the School of Public Health.

Applications are invited for the position of Sensior Epidemiologist:

  • leading role in developing and expanding a research programme in communicable and/or chronic non-communicable diseases in population and/or clinic-based research
  • contributing to post-graduate MSc, MPH, PhD and short-course teaching programme with regard to epidemiological methods
  • Requirements: PhD in epidemiology and/or related areas, research experience and publication output, teaching and postgraduate supervision experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of successful grant applications and leadership skills

Applicants are invited to submit a covering letter detailing their specific skills and interest and why they would like to join the School of Public Health, detailed curriculum vitae with names, addresses and contact details of three referees, as well as certified copies of degrees can be emailed to tamara.rajkumar@wits.ac.za. Tel: (011) 717-2750.

Closing date: 18/3/2011

Further details about the Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg can be found on the website

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