Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmacometrics

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town is looking for highly a motivated science/engineering PhD graduate to join the pharmacometrics group as a post-doctoral fellow.

Pharmacometrics is an emerging discipline that applies mathematical modelling and simulation to pharmacology, aiding the interpretation of data from clinical trials, helping decision making, and improving study design.This fellowship is a great opportunity for a scientist in quantitative sciences to apply their expertise within the framework of biomedical research, and pharmacometrics is a highly-sought set of professional skills both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our division has established clinical and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic expertise in the area of tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. The pharmacometrics group within the division is active internationally and supported by on-going collaborations with some of the most renowned modelling groups worldwide.

What you need:

  • A PhD in engineering, physics, mathematics or (bio-)statistics obtained within the past 5 years.
  • OR a PhD in biological sciences AND evidence of keen interest and proficiency towards the quantitative side of the subject.
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g. R, Matlab, C++) and data analysis. Previous experience in pharmacometrics (e.g. NONMEM, Monolix) would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • A good command of English, passion about scientific research, and the ability to work within a team.

What we offer:

  • Mentorship and guidance to learn pharmacometrics (although the candidate is expected to be able to learn independently).
  • A range of research projects, mainly in the area of PK/PD of TB/HIV, and malaria.
  • A generous scholarship renewable for up to 3 years.

Find more details (please take notice of all the conditions of the award):

To apply, please email paolo.denti@uct.ac.za with your CV and a letter of motivation by no later than March 31st

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