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Post Doctoral Research Fellowship

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Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics
University of the Western Cape
South Africa

The Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The Institute is a global competitor in microbial biotechnology and metagenomics, and is committed to excellence in research and in the training of future research leaders. Its research encompasses a number of disciplines including microbiology,(meta)genomics, molecular biology, enzymology and bioinformatics, and employs culture-based approaches as well as cutting edge ”omics” strategies.

 

Description of Research: As part of 2 EU-funded consortia (PharmaSea and Ocean Medicines) we are focusing on novel secondary metabolite pathways from bacteria associated with marine invertebrates and sediments. Extract preparations from these isolates have shown anti-convulsant, anti-microbial or anti-inflammatory properties. Through genome sequencing and genetic engineering strategies in parallel with chemistry-guided isolation, we would like to link novel metabolites to the biosynthetic pathways encoding them.

Academic criteria: Applicants must have completed a PhD degree within no more than 5 years in a foundational discipline relevant to the topic. Applicants should have a strong publication record, interpersonal skills, project management experience, and be able to effectively conduct research as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Application Requirements: The candidate will be under the supervision of Prof. Marla Trindade. Applicants are to submit their CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 28 FEBRUARY 2017

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