Data Analyst

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Accounting & Finance
Work Hours Day
Salary 612053
Salary Units YEAR


The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) based at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IDM) in the Faculty of Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary infectious disease research center, committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment and prevention of HIV and TB in South Africa. We seek a Data Analyst (Bioinformatician) to work within the Data Integration Platform to support researchers in biomedical data management and analysis. This full time contract post is offered for a period of 2 years and 9 months (ending 31st March 2024) and will be affiliated to the Division of Computational Biology in the

Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, based in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

Requirements for the job:

  • Masters degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics or a related subject
  • Experience in providing bioinformatics support
  • Experience in working with high-throughput biology data
  • Experience in analysis of one or more of the “omics” data types
  • Programming skills in any of the common languages (e.g. Python, Java)


  • PhD degree
  • Knowledge of database or web development
  • Knowledge of Biostatistics
  • Experience in working with clinical data
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in collaborative teamwork
  • Capacity to apply Bioinformatics across a broad range of application areas
  • SA work permit if not a South African citizen or Permanent Resident


  • Provide support to scientists and clinicians in the management and analysis of their data
  • Collaborate with the Centre’s staff and students on their data analysis and interpretation
  • Set up and run pipelines and workflows, develop new methods where required
  • Set up and maintain databases or websites as required by the Centre’s projects
  • Train staff and post graduate students in bioinformatics analyses as required
  • Write up project reports and SOPs


Interested candidates can send their CV


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Motivation letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position, and

- Curriculum vitae (CV)

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