Post-doctoral Fellow: Plant Biotech WITS (2 positions)

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY, SCHOOL OF MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND START DATE: 2019 REQUIREMENTS: Both postdoctoral positions require the appropriate qualifications and should preferably be South African permanent residents or citizens, but this is not an absolute requirement.  The background required to do this project would be microbiology (preferably some plant virology); molecular biology; and some plants genetics and plant biology background.  Basicbioinformatics is also required. Applications…

MSc/PhD position in Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases: University of Pretoria

The Tick and Tick-borne Disease Programme focuses on the control of ticks and tick -related pathogens of agricultural importance by understanding the underlying mechanisms that enable these tick vectors to adapt and feed on their host. Moreover, we aim to develop tools that will enable robust cost-effective surveillance to screen for resistant parasite populations in the field for rational selection of chemical control, as well as vaccines that wil confer host resistance to parasite infestation.…

AMPATH Chair in Human Genetics / Cancer Genomics: University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria has approved the establishment of a Chair in Human Genetics / Cancer Genomics, supported by the AMPATH Trust. The establishment of the Chair in Human Genetics / Cancer Genomics will advance collaborative, translational research and postgraduate student training in cancer genomics. The main aim of the Chair is to further develop research and postgraduate training programmes related to human genetics within the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology (Faculty of Natural…