Identifying novel DNA modifying enzymes by functional metagenomics
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.
The Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology. IMBM is committed to being a globally competitive institute through excellence in research and in the training of future research leaders. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food and beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.
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Employment opportunity: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Cape Town (Previously KAPA BIOSYSTEMS)
R&D Senior Scientist - Protein Engineering - R&D Department
Closing date: 20 August 2017
Post-graduate position available at IMBM
University of the Western Cape
MSc position for Industry-Linked Project
From 1 January 2017
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 to study microbiomes, and identify novel biosynthetic gene clusters and metabolites. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food & beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.
Roche Sequencing Solutions, Cape Town (Previously KAPA BIOSYSTEMS)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCHOOL OF MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY
LECTURER IN MICROBIOLOGY
The School of Molecular and Cell Biology seeks a committed academic to make a dynamic contribution to the discipline of Microbiology & Biotechnology through an active engagement with both academic and administrative tasks within the School.
Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a PhD and academic teaching. Postdoctoral experience and publications in the relevant field would be an added advantage. Final selection will be made on the basis of scholarship and potential to contribute to the work and reputation of the School.
Expertise: A focused research interest in the fields of molecular microbiology, bacteriology, virology or applied microbiology/biotechnology is desirable.
Duties: Teaching all aspects of the discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, maintain an active research profile and participate in the administration of the School, Faculty and University.
Applications: Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research and teaching experience, NRF rating (if available), a brief statement of proposed research to be undertaken, a teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.
To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service Applications/”Apply for a job”.
Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview.
Closing date: 18 November 2016
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference will be given to appointable applicants from underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plan and policies of the university”
Committed to excellence and equity