Postdoc position in Health Sciences/Medical Sciences, South Africa

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Health Sciences/Medical Sciences Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Umlazi, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Scope of Research Mangosuthu University of Technology is in the process of strengthening its research in the next generation Medical and Health Sciences. To realise some of the goals of this project, a postdoctoral fellowship is offered by MUT.

The incumbent should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the OMICS technologies with specific reference to proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and molecular cloning. The incumbent should be able to in-corporate research findings of high quality which could lead to development of partnership within the life– and health industries.

The incumbent should be able to analyse results and produce high quality manuscripts for publication in DHET accredited journals as well as funding agencies. The incumbent should be able to work independently and at times, with a team, and provide research advice to Masters and PhD candidates within the Project.

Minimum Requirements

A Doctoral Degree in Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Immunology, or a related field, obtained within the past 10 years

 Experience in writing research publications

 Experience in writing quality funding proposals

 Ability to work independently and develop projects and undertake research

 Excellent social and team working skills

 A proven publication record

 Fluent in written and spoken English

 Registrable with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Application Details

The value of the fellowship is R 300,000.00

The duration of the fellowship is one year The closing date for applications is 24 June, 2015

Send a letter of application, accompanied by:

 The Title and Abstract of your doctoral thesis;

 A certified copy of your Doctoral Degree certificate;

 A copy of your Identity Document;

 A comprehensive curriculum vitae including list of publications; and

 The names and contact details of at least two referees.

Enquiries: Prof. Z. Dlamini; email:; Tel.: +27-31-819-9334