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Lecturer (Biostatistics)

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Job Description

Job TitleLecturer (Biostatistics)
Organization NameSchool of Public Health
Department Description




The Wits School of Public Health (Wits SPH) is one of the largest Schools of Public Health in South Africa, with an international reputation for its teaching programmes, conducting high quality and relevant research, community outreach and policy engagement activities. The school also provides research support to Faculty of Health Sciences staff and post-graduate students.


The school wishes to recruit a Lecturer in Biostatistics to contribute towards teaching on postgraduate programmes and short courses, student supervision and research within the school, the faculty and its affiliates. The successful candidate will also provide statistical consultations at faculty level.

Brief Description


At least a Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or quantitative epidemiology.


Evidence of teaching experience at postgraduate level

At least one article in peer-reviewed journals.

Student supervision at postgraduate level will be an added advantage.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

Interest in and commitment to building research capacity.


Teach biostatistics on the postgraduate (MSc, MPH, MMed, PhD) and short-course programmes within the Wits SPH

Teach on the Faculty of Health Sciences statistics short courses as part of the research support to Faculty staff and post-graduate students.

Provide statistical consultations to academic staff within the faculty.

Co-ordinate biostatistics modules within the MSc programme

Contribute to research supervision of postgraduate students within Wits SPH

Actively develop and expand research programmes within the School and Faculty

Actively participate in the academic endeavours of the school



The remuneration package offered will depend on qualifications and experience and is subject to the University of the Witwatersrand criteria.


Please note that all shortlisted applicants will be required to present their vision for training and research in Biostatistics within the school and faculty.

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How To Apply

To apply:

 Closing date: 17 June 2024

Please submit your application using the following I-Recruitment link: or for internal applicants


Documents to be submitted with your application:

·       A cover letter motivating your suitability for the post

·       Detailed and up to date CV

·       Names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three recent referees,

·       ID (or passport and permit)

·       Copies of qualification certificates and professional membership


The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference will be given to appointable applicants from the designated South African groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment, to re-advertise and to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. 

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