DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair, Microbial Genomics
The University of the Western Cape (UWC)
|Deadline||May 18, 2012|
|Date Posted||April 19, 2012|
The aim of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) is to strengthen scientific research leadership and capacity in South African universities, in order to strengthen the development of a knowledge-based economy in South Africa. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) was awarded a number of Tier 1 Research Chairs and is hereby calling for candidates to fill this prestigious position for the following Chair:
The Research Chair will be expected to drive a very strong research agenda through the acquisition of national and international research funds, postgraduate training and supervision and high impact publications. The incumbent will also be expected to play a leading role in the Institute of Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM). The SARChi chair will be housed in the new 1200m2 IMBM laboratory complex, a fully equipped facility for modern molecular biology and genomics research. Genomics research at UWC benefits from the recent acquisition of a Roche GS Junior Next Generation DNA sequencing facility. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of international recognition for their research in an appropriate sub-field of microbial genomics (including microbial ecology, metagenomics, microbial physiology, industrial microbiology).
Core functions: research and innovation activities (publications and presentations) supervision of postgraduate students securing external research funding development of research capacity within the institution.
Requirements: a research scholar with an international reputation as a leader in the particular field excellent track record of postgraduate supervision and mentorship willingness to enter into a contract for five years, which is renewable to another five or ten years up to a maximum of fifteen years, based on performance.
To apply, interested candidates should submit their full CVs to Prof. Ramesh Bharuthram via e-mail email@example.com
General enquiries: Prof. Ramesh Bharuthram, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Tel: +27 21 959 9468 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Invited candidates should be prepared to submit a full project proposal in the defined research area.
For detailed information on the SARChi Phase 2 call, please visit: http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=117
Closing date: Friday 18 May 2012
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