Electronics Engineer (Biosensor)
(12 month contract)
Department of Medicine, Lung Infection & Immunity Unit
Faculty of Health Sciences
The Department of Human Biology is a large multidisciplinary department with teaching and research in: Anatomy
& Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Exercise Science & Sports Medicine; Healthcare Technology Management;
Neuroscience; Nutrition & Dietetics; and Physiology.
The Lung Infection and Immunity Unit is embedded within the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town.
The unit’s main research interests are the study of pulmonary regulatory immunological pathways in relation to
infection, development and validation of rapid and field-friendly diagnostics for pulmonary infections, and outcome
and intervention studies of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
The Biosensor Electronics Engineer will be hosted by the Department of Human Biology and will be involved in
activities related to the development of point-of-care tuberculosis diagnostic devices by the Departments of
Medicine and Clinical & Laboratory Sciences and their collaborators.
Requirements:
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Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Electrical, or Mechatronics Engineering.
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Master’s degree (or nearing completion) in Biomedical Engineering.
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Good electronics (digital and analog) and embedded software programming skills.
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Experience in the design of electronic medical devices
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Ability to either assist with or independently design mechanical components.
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An interest in diagnostic Tuberculosis research
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Excellent in written and spoken English
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Good time management
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Ability to work independently and within a team
Advantageous:
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Project management experience
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Registration as a professional engineer
Responsibilities:
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Liaising with the multi-disciplinary research team including clinical specialists, biomedical engineers,
immuno-chemists, electro-chemists, and physicists.
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Design of electronic diagnostic devices.
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Liaising with industrial electronics manufacturers and assemblers.
The annual cost of employment for the 12 month contract position is between R213748 and R406792 and will be
dependent upon qualifications and experience.
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as
indicated on the form, with the subject line “Biosensor Electronics Engineer” followed by the reference number
to Pat Wileman at [email protected]
Address: Lung Infection and Immunity Unit, Department of Medicine H46.41, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur
Hospital, Observatory, 7925.
Telephone: 021 404 7654
Faculty website: www.health.uct.ac.za
The application form can also be downloaded at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Reference number: I-3009
Closing date: 15 August 2014
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at
http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.
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