DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme Call for Applications for study in Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Stellenbosch University
Our colleagues in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University are seeking applicants for the "DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme". The purpose of the call is to support MSc or PhD candidates from sub-Saharan African countries (excluding South Africa), with a view to training individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stipend (MSc: €5,400 p.a.; PhD: €6,000 p.a.)
Allowance for printing costs (final year of study)
Regular university fees
Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.
Download and read the call document, as well as the DAAD call document and other important information, available here.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in conducting clinical trials of experimental products; publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; success in obtaining independent research funding; student, postdoc or fellow training experience; and excellent understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of experimental product clinical trials, including managing a clinical trials unit and implementing Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The incumbent should have leadership and management experience. The clinical trials unit lead will need to have completed medical specialist training and hold a MBChB (or equivalent MD qualification). They would need to be registered with the HPCSA as a medical practitioner and have a valid driver’s licence.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead by living AHRI’s values, which include collaboration, ubuntu, leadership, innovation, transformation and impact.
Applicants should email a detailed cover letter, including a short research statement, and their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 November 2020. Please indicate the post’s reference number CTULEAD/OCT/2020 in the subject line of the email.
This call closed on 30 November 2020
For further enquiries about this position please contact email@example.com (please note that applications are not accepted from this e-mail address).
CIDRI-Africa Principal and Contributing Investigators are invited to submit applications for research into severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The purpose of this funding scheme is to provide catalytic, short-term (typically 3-6 month) support for high-quality COVID-19 research projects. The expectation is that awardees will use these rapid, pump-priming funds to commence a research programme and will apply for external funding to progress this further. Projects may be on any aspect of health and biomedical sciences research into COVID-19. Priority will be given to research that demonstrates niche for the African and/or South African context—continental and local relevance will be factored heavily in selection.
CIDRI-Africa is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases.
Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives.
Applicants should submit a research proposal developed with a Principal or Contributing Investigator of CIDRI-Africa as their supervisor (please consult linked pages to identify a potential supervisor). Successful candidates will be registered in the academic departments of the supervisors.
The following conditions apply:
Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree
Applicants should be within 5 years of PhD graduation and should not have held prior permanent professional academic positions
Fellowships are awarded for one year. Renewal for one further year will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress
The value of the fellowship is R350 000 per annum (fellowship stipend plus consumables/travel). Split between stipend and running costs to be discussed with supervisor.
Successful candidates will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector
Applications will be considered on merit and the University of Cape Town’s policies on transformation and equity will be strongly adhered to.
This call for applications closed on 31 March 2020.