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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 15 March 2023

One postdoctoral position is available at the Yeast Biotechnology laboratory, University of the Western Cape, to work in the field of yeast strain engineering for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals. The project will focus on construction of process ready yeast strains to produce high-value chemicals. More details are available on request.

Conditions of the Post‐doctoral Research Fellowship:
The candidate should have a doctoral degree in microbiology or similar field with experience in metabolic engineering and heterologous protein production, and a publication record in suitable peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience with yeast is preferred. Candidates should have excellent oral and communication skills and be motivated to work independently. Candidates are expected to participate in supervision or co‐supervision of postgraduate students and contribute to efficient operation of the laboratory working environment. Furthermore, candidates are expected to contribute to preparation of research proposals, reports, and manuscripts.

How to apply:
Interested applicants may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15 March 2023, indicating "Yeast Lab postdoctoral application" in the subject, with a letter of interest and CV containing a list of publications, academic transcripts and contact details for at least three references. The position is to be filled asap.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Riaan den Haan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration: 2023, with the possibility of renewal for 2024.

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