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PhD position at the SARChI Research chair for pathogenic yeasts, Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of the Free State
University of the Free State
Aspiring PhD students in Microbiology or Biochemistry are invited to contact Prof Carlien Pohl regarding a project on the role of fungal infection in neuro-inflammation, using mice and zebrafish larvae. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Exeter and the selected student must be willing to spend 12 months in the United Kingdom doing part of the research.
Minimum requirement: MSc in either Microbiology or Biochemistry with a final mark of at least 65%
Recommendation: Experience in handling or infecting of rodents or zebrafish will be advantageous
Bursary: The successful applicant must apply to the NRF for a PhD bursary or have other funds available to support himself/herself.
Please provide your full academic transcript and CV to PohlCH@ufs.ac.za
Deadline: 24 May 2021
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Medical Scientist) - Fixed Term Contract
VIDA
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Medical Scientist) - Fixed Term Contract vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium's Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA) in Soweto, Johannesburg - Gauteng
Link: https://www.careerjet.co.za/jobad/zae8aac3f9315b524f3635f3ed2191f666
Postdoctoral Position in the Grain Research Programme
FABI- University of Pretoria
We seek to hire a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct research on Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) within the Grain Research Programme. This position is part of an ongoing collaboration between FABI (the University of Pretoria), Grain SA and other industry partners.
Link: https://www.sasm.org.za/component/k2/item/281-postdoctoral-position-fabi.html
Postdoctoral researcher
Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics, UWC
Marine Microbes to the Rescue - In collaboration with marine natural product chemists and biotechnologists in Scotland, Norway, France and Italy, this project focuses on marine bacteria producing anti-convulsant, anti-cancer, anti-microbial or anti-inflammatory activities. The candidate will join a team of researchers employing genome sequencing, transcriptome and genetic engineering strategies in parallel with chemistry-guided isolation and biochemical assays, to achieve the following aims: i) isolate and characterize novel metabolites, ii) link their expression to the biosynthetic pathways encoding them, and iii) develop over-expression strains for target pathways and compounds.
Link: https://imbm.co.za/positions-available/
MasterCard Fully-funded Foundation Scholarship Program
University of Pretoria
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values evidenced by their leadership. Community service and internships are essential components of the Program. The MCFSP offers a full scholarship to selected students who have been provisionally admitted to study towards a postgraduate degree at UP. Graduates must return to their home countries on completion of their studies and give back to their communities.
Link: https://www.up.ac.za/mastercard-foundation-scholarship-program/
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