Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology, South Africa

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology, South Africa

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting edge human immunological and genetic research in TB vaccinology.

Call for Applications

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. 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. For more information on SATVI, visit

Value and Tenure

The fellowship value will be internationally competitive.


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

Contact Details

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Willem Hanekom, Laboratory Director, on telephone 021 406 6839 or e-mail eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%57%69%6c%6c%65%6d%2e%48%61%6e%65%6b%6f%6d%40%75%63%74%2e%61%63%2e%7a%61%22%3e%57%69%6c%6c%65%6d%2e%48%61%6e%65%6b%6f%6d%40%75%63%74%2e%61%63%2e%7a%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) prior to application.

Selection Process

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

Application Requirements

Applications close 31 July 2010. 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: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%73%61%72%6f%6a%69%6e%69%2e%70%69%6c%6c%61%79%40%75%63%74%2e%61%63%2e%7a%61%22%3e%73%61%72%6f%6a%69%6e%69%2e%70%69%6c%6c%61%79%40%75%63%74%2e%61%63%2e%7a%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).
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