Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology, South Africa

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology

Postdoctoral Research, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town, In Human Immunology. The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting edge human immunological and genetic research in TB vaccinology.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for Applicants

University of Cape Town invites applications from trained immunologists to join a team aiming to identify signatures of risk of TB disease, both following natural infection and following vaccination.

These well – funded projects focus primarily on transcriptomics, T cell and innate immunity, and genomics.

We are examining samples from large, unique infant and adolescent cohorts, and are working in collaboration with global leaders in systems biology and in innate and T cell immunology.

Value and Tenure : The fellowship value will be internationally competitive.

Conditions for the Applicant :

The candidate should have achieved the PhD degree within 5 years and should not have held any prior permanent professional or academic positions.

The fellowship is initially tenable for one year and may be extended for further periods, depending on the availability of continued funding and on the academic performance of the candidate.

The successful incumbent must be prepared to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.

Academic Criteria :

  • Ph.D. in Immunology.
  • Good leadership, communication and teaching skills.

Selection Process for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Human Immunology 

Based on CVs and referee reports, suitable candidates will be shortlisted for interviews. The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and / or inappropriate applications.

The University of Cape Town also reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.

Application Requirements for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

Please send 

  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your full CV (no certificates).
  • A 1 – page condensed CV.
  • The names, email and telephone of 3 referees to Ms. S. Pillay, email :

Receipt of applications closes in the month of July. UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress.

Contact Details 

Associate Professor Willem Hanekom,
Laboratory Director,
Telephone : 021 406 6839,
E – mail :

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.