Research Officer (Lecturer)

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC) forms part of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town. We are offering one 2-year (T1) contract position at the level of Lecturer. The University of Cape Town will pilot online Clinical Management of HIV and Clinical Management of TB courses in 2014, with additional courses related to TB/HIV co-infection management & infection control, and operational research following in 2015.

This position involves managing the co-ordination of the online courses, interacting with students online via VULA, and academic administration


  • MBChB
  • 5-8 Clinical experience (3 years working experience in a TB /HIV environment)
  • 1-2 year’s Training and Teaching experience
  • Experience in or understanding of e-learning
  • Project management  
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Internet (Stata would be advantageous)
  • Excellent written, verbal skills and interpersonal skills
  • High ability to organise, plan and handle multiple assignments
  • Innovative and proactive problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible and persuasive
  • People management
  • Ongoing learning


  • Direct and manage best practice project development (end-to-end)
  • Staff Management – lead and manage an appropriately skilled, accountable, functioning team
  • Financial Control – develop budget proposal; manage project funds; responsible for the purchase of inventory
  • Research – lead and manage the evaluation of the programme
  • Academic – teaching and training at various levels
  • Clinical – assist in the management of HIV/TB patients at research sites
  • Liaise with stakeholders on an on-going basis

The annual cost of employment, including benefits (where applicable), is R327, 865.00

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, clearly indicating “Training Coordinator: Online TB/HIV courses” followed by the reference number in the subject line to Dr Keren Middelkoop at

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Address: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre. Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. Health Sciences Faculty, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700

Contact: Dr Keren Middelkoop at

Deadline: 31ST October 2014

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