About Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Wits University


SBIMB, 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown

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What we do

The SBIMB is a multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to investigating the molecular and genomic aetiology of diseases among African populations. We conduct research that leverages Wits’ strengths in medicine, molecular biology, bioinformatics, epidemiology and public health.
The vision of the SBIMB is to become a leader in biomedical research on the African continent, conducting innovative and relevant research for the benefit of southern African communities, and to excel as a centre for learning. To attain this vision the SBIMB has a team of scientists, bioinformaticists and a biobank where DNA from 1000’s of people is stored.

Why Work For Us

Opportunity to join a dynamic team where you will be challenged, grow your career and further develop your skills. You will the opportunity to work with people from other parts of Africa and the rest of the world.

Our Culture

At the SBIMB we work together as a team, all staff are encouraged to support each other to achieve the goals of the Institute

Our Engineering Processes

Design software programs given specification
Implement programs
Develop and use test suites for programs and conduct comprehensive unit and systems test
Document code and produce simple user manuals
Assist users with running codes

Our Hiring Process - Post Interview request

We tend to follow a very traditional hiring process, accordinate with our HR team. The process do change depending on the role we would like to hire for and the team you will be joining but generely you can expect:

  1. Technical assessment
  2. Background check (our HR team will be in touch with you regarding the documents and process they follow)
  3. Job Offer
  4. On-boarding with HR
  5. Completion of employment forms
  6. Start once all forms are registered with HR
An opportunity to work with people in Africa and Globally
An opportunity to increase knowledge about work related to SBIMB through weekly journal club meetings every friday and a chance to network with all staff and student over tea and snacks after journal club
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