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Infectious diseases continue to pose a significant global threat. In light of a thin pipeline of new drugs, and the growing emergence of drug resistant strains, nanomedicine may offer alternative, effective and novel treatments. A post-doctoral position exists to conduct research in developing biomimetic and immunotherapeutic nanoparticles for infectious diseases with an emphasis on tuberculosis.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A PhD in a related field awarded within the last three years
  • Experience in biodegradable nanoparticle synthesis and characterization
  • Experience in cell culture and evaluating the interaction of nanoparticles with cells
  • Ability to work independently and ‘think outside the box’
  • Excellent writing skills

Duties include:

  • Conduct laboratory research in the above-mentioned area
  • Generate publications
  • Write and submit proposals for funding
  • Mentor junior researchers in the laboratory

The current fellowship is currently for a 1.5-year duration. The start date is immediate.  The position is under the supervision of Prof. Admire Dube at the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape. The candidate will be expected to submit proposals for continuation of funding.

Further details of project and salary will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

Should you meet the above requirements, please e-mail your CV and motivation letter (not more than 2-pages) to adube@uwc.ac.za

Closing date: 4 June 2021