Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Infectious Disease Management

The Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow with great potential and ambition to become a leading scientist. The position will work with some of the best genomics and bioinformatics scientists in the world. We aim to identify both pathogen and human genomic variation that are associated with the transmission and virulence of pathogens and the development of diseases.

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Minimum requirements for positions:

- Medical background (MD), preferably with experience in infectious diseases or


- PhD in Infectious diseases, Biological Sciences, or a related subject

- Genomics and/or bioinformatics experience at PhD and/or MSc level

- Experience in publishing in top international peer reviewed journal

- Experience working with the analysis of viral, bacterial and/or human genomes.

- Strong project management skills


- Experience in clinical epidemiology

- Phylogenetics/evolutionary biology analysis expertise

- Hobbies and interest to live and thrive in South Africa.

Please note that postdoctoral fellows are not appointed as employees and their fellowships

are awarded tax free. They are therefore not eligible for employee benefits.

Commencement of duties: 1st of January 2023

Closing date: 18 November 2022

News date: 2022-11-18


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira