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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship @ SU

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Project Title: Regional microbial signatures in South African and Austrian vineyards

Scope of Research: The project is focused on understanding vineyard microbial ecosystems, in particular the influence of region of origin on the mycobiota of grapes. The postdoctoral candidate will have the opportunity to work on individual research as well as to work within a team (doctoral, masters and Hons level students), and in addition, to gain experience in supervision.


This research is conducted within the collaborative bilateral programme between South Africa and Austria under the supervision of Prof. Florian Bauer and Dr. Evodia Setati on the South African side. The postdoctoral fellowship is available from the 1st of April 2018 to the 31st of December. An amount of 150,000 ZAR will be awarded to the postdoctoral fellow during this period.

Host: This project is hosted by the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Department of Viticulture and Oenology, at Stellenbosch University.

Requirement: PhD (must have graduated within the last five years)

  • Established knowhow in yeast ecosystem analysis and wine fermentation monitoring
  • Experience in microbial community analysis in particular application of Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis (ARISA)
  • Computing literacy, with emphasis on Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with multivariate data analysis.

Please note that postdoctoral fellows are not appointed as employees and their fellowships are awarded tax free. They are therefore not eligible for employee benefits.

Commencement of duties: As soon as possible

Closing date: 20 March 2018

Enquiries: Send a letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees, to Dr. Setati at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants should request their referees to forward confidential reports by the closing date direct to the same address.

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