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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific...
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    Post Doctoral Fellowship

    About The Job

    The CSIR has a temporary vacancy for a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Bioengineering and Integrated research group within the Next Generation Health Cluster. The incumbent will be responsible for.developing genome engineered stem cell models of disease with an emphasis on commercial applications towards addressing adverse drugs reactions. This position is full-time and based in Pretoria, South Africa.

    For more information about the Cluster visit https://www.csir.co.za/csir-bioengineering-and-integrated-genomics-research-group

    Key Responsibilities

    • Support novel synthetic biology initiatives within the group;

    • Collaborate with CSIR and external scientists to develop advanced cellular assays deepening our expertise in cellular genome engineering;

    • Take initiative in running additional synthetic biology programmes supporting other research group leaders within the Synthetic Biology Emerging Research Area ;

    • Manage resource allocation and project delivery on budget and on time;

    • Write proposals to attract research funding;

    • Evaluate interim results and compile reports and scientific publications; and

    • Present the research data at national and international meetings and conferences.

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    • A Doctoral degree in molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics or a related field and at least two years experience in a relevant synthetic biology area, with relevant scientific publications with the following key skills:

      • Cellular engineering – specific expertise in the use of CRISPR in induced pluripotent stem cells

      • Molecular biology techniques

    • Preference will be given to applicants with international peer-reviewed publications;

    • Commitment to learning, exploring, innovating, working and developing new skills;

    • Share and synergize expertise with other members of the group;

    • Problem solving skills;

    • Teamwork and excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken); and

    • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and a desire to contribute to the overall aims of the research group.

    Closing date: 31 August 2021

    PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

    For more info, please email us at [email protected] . Please do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.

    The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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