director - University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences is currently seeking to appoint a Director of
Cancer Research. This is a fixed-term, 5-year contract post renewable, depending on the availability of
funding. The level of appointment is at either Professor or Associate Professor.
Requirements include:
 A PhD in Health Sciences OR a Medical Doctor with a relevant specialist registration
 Academic status as a cancer researcher
 Management experience in an academic environment
 Strong leadership and communication skills
 Diversity management skills and the ability to lead research programmes
 The ability to mobilise resources
 A multidisciplinary approach
Experience in high-level liaison with stakeholders and professional boards would be advantageous.
Responsibilities include:
 Developing and implementing a collaborative cancer research framework that strengthens individual
and institutional research within the university
 Developing and implementing a strategic plan for cancer research to ensure that the knowledge
generated can be translated into preventive, therapeutic, and public health strategies
 Developing collaborations with other national and international academic institutions and research
 Spearheading the Faculty’s efforts to raise funds for cancer research
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain direct involvement in her/his own cancer-related
research activities, in synergy with the above responsibilities.
The annual remuneration package, including benefits for 2012, is as follows:
Associate Professor:
R614 221
R771 584
Salaries for 2013 are currently under review.
Application process:
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 “Director: Cancer Research” followed by the
reference number to Mrs Celeste Booysen at [email protected]
Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town, South
Tel: +27 21 650 2220; Faculty website:
The application form can also be downloaded at
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as
Reference number for this position:
Closing date for applications:
31 January 2013
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at
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