Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship: Department of Microbiology
Position: Stellenbosch University supports a system for postdoctoral research fellowships in line with its ideal for developing a stimulating research environment where new knowledge and skills can be developed, shared and applied to the benefit of the South African community. A postdoctoral position is currently available for one year (with the option to renew for an additional 6 months).
Research: The main research focus of the project will the construction and screening of metatranscriptome libraries enriched for eukaryotic mRNA’s for fructofuranosidase enzymes for the synthesis of fructo-oligosaccharides. Furthermore, classic screening regimes for culturable microbes will also be conducted. The project is made possible by PlantBio.Requirements: A PhD in Microbiology obtained within the past five years, with a strong background in cDNA library construction, molecular biology and yeast biotechnology.
Applications: A cover letter with full curriculum vitae including all research outputs must be submitted to Dr H Volschenk, Department of Microbiology, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, by Fax to 021 808 5846 or by e-mail to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 9 October 2009