Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Staff Associate/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/Professor in Biostatistics and Computing in the Department of Biological Sciences tenable at the University of Malawi.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants for the post of Staff Associate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minimum of credit and should have majored in biology and statistics related courses. For the post of Lecturer, candidates should possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Biostatistics or a related discipline. Candidates for the post of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor must possess a minimum of a PhD in Biostatistics and must have a good record of publications in their field of expertise, demonstrating work experience as an academician from recognized universities.

All applicants must have demonstrated research abilities and capability in using various computing software related to research in biological systems.


The successful candidate will be undertaking the following duties:

  • Teaching various Biostatistics and Computing courses at undergraduate level.

  • Conducting research in his/her area of specialisation.

  • Participating in Departmental, Faculty and University wide committees.

  • Being part of academic consultants within the broader areas of the department.

  • Participating in outreach programs of the department.

  • Carrying out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department/Dean of Faculty.

Application Procedure

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vita with up to date contact details, copies of certificates, academic transcripts and names of three traceable referees, two of whom must be academic. These documents should be submitted not later than 29th October, 2021 to the address below.


The Acting University Registrar

P.O. Box 280