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Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Applicants in South Africa, 2015

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Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria (UP) is offering Postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Nutritional Sciences, focusing on in vitro micro-nutrient bio-availability. Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral researcher to carry out a long-term research project (24-36 months). The fellowship will include the following: All research and living costs. The successful applicant is also allowed to apply for additional funding from his/her country of origin or other sources. Applications may be sent any time before November 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided in the field of Nutritional Sciences, focusing on in vitro micronutrient bioavailability.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral researcher to carry out a long-term research project (24-36 months).
Scholarship Provider: Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria (UP)
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:

  • Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent) in Nutrition, pharmacology or biochemistry. The PhD must have been completed after 2009. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
  • Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
  • Experience in a cell culture lab would be preferable
  • Experience in micronutrient nutrition would be preferable
  • Recommendations from your doctoral supervisor and one other academic qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant's eligibility, preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant's own institute.
  • Language skills: Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities may apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The project the Post-Doctoral fellowship will form part of is the analysis of micronutrient bioavailability using chemical and cell culture assays. The fellow will also have to take responsibility for running a cell culture lab, including day to day maintenance and mentoring/supervision of Postgraduate students.

Number of award(s): One fellowship is offered.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for 24 month with possible extension to 36 months

What does it cover? The fellowship will include the following: All research and living costs. The successful applicant is also allowed to apply for additional funding from his/her country of origin or other sources.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: All applicants will be notified if their application was successful within 30 days from the application

How to Apply: Please send your academic CV together with the two recommendation letters pere-mail to Johanita.kruger-at-up.ac.za. The Department of Food Science will confirm receipt of the application by email. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be sent any time before November 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

University of Pretoria


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