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Researcher: Medical Physiology

Employer
Stellenbosch University
Location
South Africa
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Division of Medical Physiology

Researcher (Job Level 8)

(Part-time (5/8) fixed-term three-year contract)

Ref. TGB02/316/1122

The Division of Medical Physiology promotes a culture of excellence in the learning and teaching of medical physiology to undergraduate and postgraduate health sciences students, relevant and impactful research, social impact and internal and external service delivery. The Division provides a dynamic, respectful and compassionate academic environment in which both staff and students are encouraged to develop and thrive.

  • Performing independent research within the field of cardio-metabolic physiology and pathophysiology under the auspices and research focus areas of the

Performing independent research within the field of cardio-metabolic physiology and pathophysiology under the auspices and research focus areas of the
  • Internal and external funding applications to support laboratory-based research and acquisition of equipment;
  • Publication of peer-reviewed research articles as first and co-author;
  • Teaching, training, supervising and mentoring at postgraduate level (Honours, Masters and Doctoral, where applicable);
  • General management and quality control of the research laboratories in the Division;
  • Coordinating and liaising about the Division's compliance with the South African Veterinary Council's regulations on ethical animal research;
  • Providing assistance with orders of laboratory consumables and equipment when required;
  • Actively participating in research activities within the Division;
  • Providing assistance with undergraduate student practicals and exam invigilation;
  • Implementing current and developing new SOP's with regards to laboratory-based techniques used within the Division;
  • Overseeing research ethics compliance within the Division;
  • Managing weekly journal club sessions.

Internal and external funding applications to support laboratory-based research and acquisition of equipment;

Publication of peer-reviewed research articles as first and co-author;

Teaching, training, supervising and mentoring at postgraduate level (Honours, Masters and Doctoral, where applicable);

General management and quality control of the research laboratories in the Division;

Coordinating and liaising about the Division's compliance with the South African Veterinary Council's regulations on ethical animal research;

Providing assistance with orders of laboratory consumables and equipment when required;

Actively participating in research activities within the Division;

Providing assistance with undergraduate student practicals and exam invigilation;

Implementing current and developing new SOP's with regards to laboratory-based techniques used within the Division;

Overseeing research ethics compliance within the Division;

Managing weekly journal club sessions.

  • MSc in Physiology or a related discipline;
  • Evidence of publications in accredited, peer-reviewed journals;
  • Evidence of postgraduate student supervision on at least Honours' level;
  • Track record as independent researcher in the field of cardiovascular physiology and metabolism;
  • Proven experience in basic cell culture techniques;
  • Proven experience in protein analysis techniques (such as Western blotting);
  • Proven experience in advanced molecular biology techniques (such as quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods);
  • Evidence of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) training.

MSc in Physiology or a related discipline;

Evidence of publications in accredited, peer-reviewed journals;

Evidence of postgraduate student supervision on at least Honours' level;

Track record as independent researcher in the field of cardiovascular physiology and metabolism;

Proven experience in basic cell culture techniques;

Proven experience in protein analysis techniques (such as Western blotting);

Proven experience in advanced molecular biology techniques (such as quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods);

Evidence of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) training.

  • PhD in Physiology or a related discipline;
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council as an authorised para-veterinary professional;
  • Experience in senior postgraduate student or postdoctoral training and supervision (e.g., providing training in basic laboratory techniques, MSc and PhD

PhD in Physiology or a related discipline;

Registration with the South African Veterinary Council as an authorised para-veterinary professional;

Experience in senior postgraduate student or postdoctoral training and supervision (e.g., providing training in basic laboratory techniques, MSc and PhD
  • Experience in developing SOP's for research laboratories;
  • Experience in research laboratory management, stocktaking, and equipment maintenance;
  • Training in project management;
  • Experience in specialised laboratory techniques, including but not limited to in vivo, ex vivo (Langendorf perfusions) and in vitro (including 3D-cell culture)

Experience in developing SOP's for research laboratories;

Experience in research laboratory management, stocktaking, and equipment maintenance;

Training in project management;

Experience in specialised laboratory techniques, including but not limited to in vivo, ex vivo (Langendorf perfusions) and in vitro (including 3D-cell culture)

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Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof. Hans Strijdom on 083 444 5366, or at jgstr@sun.ac.za

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on 021 808 2753, or at sun-e-hr@sun.ac.za
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