The Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cape is looking for bright and highly motivated science graduates who wish to join their research team to pursue a PhD in the area of pharmacometrics.
Pharmacometrics is an emerging discipline that uses mathematical and statistical tools to quantify drug, disease, and trial information to aid efficient drug development and/or regulatory decisions. It designs and applies mathematical models to describe the relationship between drug exposure (pharmacokinetics) and response (pharmacodynamics) for both desired and undesired effects, and aims to include in such models the effects of individual patient characteristics.
Our Pharmacometrics Group has established pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling expertise in tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. It is active internationally and enjoys on-going collaborations and exchange programs with some of the most renowned pharmacometric modelling groups worldwide.
This PhD position is not only a great chance to learn a unique and highly-sought set of professional skills geared towards a career either in academia or in the pharmaceutical industry, but also a rewarding opportunity for a student in quantitative sciences to apply their expertise within the fascinating framework of biomedical research.
Conditions of Award
The successful candidate will be registered for a PhD at the University of Cape Town, and a tax-free scholarship covering tuition fees and supporting living expenses in Cape Town will be arranged. This financial support is available for up to 4 years based, but yearly renewal is conditioned on satisfactory academic progress.
The candidates are required to submit the following:
All enquiries and complete applications must be submitted to email@example.com. Applicants for the current call must submit their documentation by September 30th 2020, but enquiries regarding future positions are welcome.
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