Dear Prospective Employer and Mentor,
I have a PhD in Medical Virology from the University of Cape Town and seven years of working experience as a Scientific Officer at the University of Cape Town. I am currently an associate medical writer in a medical communication agency. I am also a candidate for a higher public administration and management certificate at UNISA.
I am looking to transition from academia to science management, health innovation, science policy, administration and regulation, patenting and technology transfer within government agencies. These opportunities are in the public sector and the funding agencies like DSI, TIA, NRF, CSIR, MRC, department of health and higher education.
I bring along these competencies: project management, research and development skills, review of research proposals and regulatory documents, good communication and technical writing skills, spearheading and maintaining effective collaborations with different stakeholders, budgeting and prioritisation of project objectives and deliverables within the scope, time management and organisational skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
I welcome any opportunity to speak with you regarding any position you feel I may be a strong candidate for in your organisation or any informal interviews and refferal that would be helpful in my career pivot.