[R-jobs] Postdoc in Pharmacometrics at the University of Cape Town

Paolo Denti p@o|o@dent| @end|ng |rom uct@@c@z@
Tue Mar 17 12:33:03 CET 2015

Dear all,
at the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town
(South Africa) we are looking for highly motivated science/engineering
PhD graduates to join our 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
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 either in academia or 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 do a fair amount of self-learning).
A range of research projects, mainly in the area of PK/PD of TB/HIV, and
A generous scholarship renewable for up to 3 years.
The chance of living in the beautiful Mother City of Africa :)

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

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


Paolo Denti, PhD
Pharmacometrics Group
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medicine
University of Cape Town

K45 Old Main Building
Groote Schuur Hospital
Observatory, Cape Town
7925 South Africa
phone: +27 21 404 7719
fax: +27 21 448 1989
email: paolo.denti using uct.ac.za


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