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Doctoral Bursary: Applied Bio-informatics
About The Bursary
The CSIR has a bursary opportunity in the Bio-engineering and Integrative Genomics within the Next Generation Health cluster. The purpose of the bursary is to provide student with financial assistance towards their Doctoral studies.
For more information about the group and collaborator, please visit https://www.csir.co.za/translational-biomedical-research and http://www.cs.wits.ac.za/~scott/ respectively.
To develop a novel bioinformatics pipeline for the processing of whole genome sequencing and 16S amplicon sequencing datasets, which will form the basis for the characterization of microbial diversity within the South African populous. This work will support a collaborative project between CSIR and Wits where the candidate will be required to register for a Doctoral at the University of Witwatersrand.
- A Master’s degree in bioinformatics, biological sciences, molecular biology, microbiology or related fields;
- Knowledge of next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and microbiomics research and techniques will be advantageous;
- Knowledge of coding in open source bioinformatics software packages will also be advantageous;
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written);
- Proficiency with MS Office suite and relevant scientific software.
Closing date: 15 November 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.
For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at Recruitmentinfo@csir.co.za
The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications 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.