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Postgraduate Positions

The NRF SARChI Chair in Pathogenic Yeasts at the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of the Free State, invites applications by suitably qualified persons to join our dynamic, multicultural research group for postgraduate studies

Deadline: 12 January 2023

PhD positions:

  • Two positions on the development of novel antifungal antibiofilm compounds in collaboration with the CSIR and international collaborators
  • One position on the interactions between Cryptococcus neoformans and Mycolicibacterium smegmatis
  • Two positions on the interaction between pathogenic yeasts and viruses in the host

MSc position

  • On the antifungal resistance of clinical Candida auris isolates

Minimum requirements:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants must be under 30 years of age

For PhD positions:

  • An MSc degree in Microbiology or Biochemistry awarded with a minimum mark of 70%
  • Experience in working with yeasts or viruses will be a benefit

For the MSc position

  • A BSc honours degree in Microbiology awarded with a minimum mark of 75%


The successful applicant(s) will be expected to engage in full-time postgraduate studies under the supervision of the members of the Pathogenic Yeast Research Group in the SARChI Chair at the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry

Comprehensive applications are invited, comprising of:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • Copy of South African ID document
  • Contact details of two academic referees
  • Record of academic transcripts
  • An example of your academic writing skills, by either providing an article or chapter of your MSc dissertation or BSc honours research report

Applications must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 12 January 2023


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