Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology for South Africans

Posdoctoral Research Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Medicine
Course Level: Posdoctoral Research
Provider: South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative
Country to Study in: South Africa

Fellowship Description
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) performs cutting edge human immunological and genetic research in TB vaccinology.

We are inviting applications from trained immunologists to join a team aiming to identify signatures of risk of TB disease, both following natural infection and following vaccination. These well-funded projects focus primarily on transcriptomics, T cell and innate immunity, and genomics.

Conditions include:
The candidate should have achieved the PhD degree within 5 years and should not have held any prior permanent professional or academic positions.

The successful incumbent must be prepared to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.

Academic Criteria:
  • Ph.D. in immunology
  • Good leadership, communication and teaching skills
Eligible groups
Citizens of the Republic of South Africa

Participating Institutions
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Fields of study
Field of human medicine - Human Immunology.

We are examining samples from large, unique infant and adolescent cohorts, and are working in collaboration with global leaders in systems biology and in innate and T cell immunology.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The fellowship is initially tenable for one year and may be extended for further periods, depending on the availability of continued funding and on the academic performance of the candidate.

Fellowship benefits
The fellowship value will be internationally competitive.

Method of Application
Application Requirements
Please send:
  • a letter of motivation
  • your full CV (no certificates)
  • a 1-page condensed CV
  • the names, email and telephone of 3 referees
to Ms. S Pillay, email:

Selection Process
Based on CVs and referee reports, suitable candidates will be shortlisted for interviews.

Applications close 31 July 2010.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications. The University of Cape Town also reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.

Contact Details? Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Willem Hanekom, Laboratory Director, on telephone 021 406 6839 or e-mail prior to application.

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress.

For more information on SATVI, visit

Application Deadline: 31 July 2010
Open to International students: No (ONLY South Africans)

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