Postdoctoral Positions (x3) at CERI & KRISP: Molecular Epidemiology, Human and Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics

We are seeking to appoint three post-doctoral fellows with great potential and ambition to become leading scientists. These positions will work with some of the best genomics and bioinformatics scientists in the world. We aim to identify both pathogen and human genomic variation that are associated with the transmission and virulence of pathogens and the development of diseases.

The fellows will have access to data generated at the largest and most automated genomic facility in Africa and will analyse and/or code software for high-throughput genomic data generated in Illumina Novaseq6000s, Nextseq2000s, Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) GRIDIons and Genexus sequencers. CERI and KRISP have access to novel sequencing and diagnostic technologies in collaboration with industry. Our vision is to be a leader of the fast moving field of genomics data generation and analysis to save lives in real-time.

The fellows will be able to select the location of the positions, which can be based in any of our three state-of-the-art campuses: CERI Data at Stellenbosch, CERI Genomics at Tygerberg Stellenbosch Campus in Cape Town or at KRISP at UKZN in Durban

Hosts: Prof Tulio de Oliveira, Dr. Eduan Wilkinson, Dr. Richard Lessells, Dr. Jennifer Giandhari and Dr. Cheryl Baxter, CERI at Stellenbosch University and KRISP at UKZN.

Minimum requirements for positions:

Genomics and/or bioinformatics experience at PhD and/or MSc level.

Experience in publishing in top international peer reviewed journal.

Advanced data analysis expertise (e.g. R, Phyton, JAVA or other statistical or programming language).

Experience working with the analysis of viral, bacterial and/or human genomes.

Closing date: 1 June 2022

Application process: Send a letter of application, accompanied by a CV, a motivation letter and contact details of two referees, to:

Mrs Zethu Luthuli,

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News date: 2022-06-01