• Funding is available to support two postdoctoral fellows at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) as part of WSARP. Positions are available in the areas of antimicrobial resistance and environmental health.
  • The value of the fellowship is R350 000 per annum.
  • The scholarship will only be offered for one year (12 months), once off.
  • Successful applicants will be required to take up appointments on 1 September 2022, and sign performance contracts with their supervisors.


  • South African citizens, including permanent residents.
  • Disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A successfully completed PhD or equivalent degree within the last 5 years, in a relevant science domain.

Minimum required competencies
Applicants for studies on antimicrobial resistance:

  • Molecular microbiology
  • Next generation sequencing and analysis
  • Scientific writing
  • Laboratory quality assurance procedures

Applicants for studies on environmental health studies:

  • Environmental sampling
  • LC/MS and GC/MS operation and data analysis
  • Scientific writing
  • The possession of a driver’s license will be an advantage (environmental sampling).

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae, indicating area of expertise, to (Dr Joshua Edokpayi). Deadline to receive curriculum vitae is 15 August 2022.

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