February 17, 2011

Brain & Behaviour Initiative – BBI Research Fellowship, South Africa

Medical Research fellowship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Study Subject: Cognitive and affective neurosciences
Employer: University of Cape Town
Level: Masters

Scholarship Description:
The Brain and Behaviour initiative (BBI) is a cross-faculty, multi-disciplinary collaborative initiative aimed at promoting research in the cognitive and affective neurosciences. The BBI is one of UC.T’s “Signature Themes”, and seeks to bring together expertise on phenotyping, genotyping, cognotyping, imaging, and molecular signatures in achieving this goal. These methods will be applied to areas of particular relevance to the developing world and South Africa.

Applications from suitably qualitied candidates are invited for Medical Research Fellowships. Successful candidates will be required to register at the University of Cape Town for a Master’s degree (Mlvled).

Academic Criteria:
Applicants must have completed a MB ChB degree, and may be specialist psychiatrists who wish to sub-specialize (e.g neuropsychiatry, addiction psychiatry). The intended research focus of applicants should be related to interests of the EBI and cut across disciplinary boundaries.

Applicants should be able to’ conduct the research in a collaborative fashion as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Prior publications using different methods to explore psychobiological mechanisms will be a strong recommendation.

Conditions:
(i) Fellowships are only available to individuals who have achieved an MEl GhEl degree, and who will register for the MMed degree at l.lCT_
(ii) No benehts or travel allowances are included in the fellowship.
(iii) The successful incumbent will be required to com ply with the l.lniversity‘s approved policies, procedures and practises forthe postgraduate sector.

Value & Tenure of Fellowship:
The value of the Medical Research Fellowship is R324 000 per annum, The Fellowships are tenable for 1 year, with renewal for one further year, subject to available funds and satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2011

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