Join Professor Tanser’s research group: postdoctoral scientists wanted for cutting-edge HIV research (Three posts).

These posts will form part of a larger cutting-edge research initiative that aims to drive back the HIV epidemic and its negative consequences in the communities in sub-Saharan Africa hardest hit by the epidemic.

The successful candidates will join Professor Tanser’s research group and will be supervised by scientists who are leaders in their respective fields and who have access to a large international network of collaborators. The incumbents will be part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, social scientists, clinical trialists, bioinformaticians and other experts from diverse fields to answer the most pressing problems in HIV today. Successful candidates will receive a generous tax-free stipend for two years and be afforded numerous opportunities and support to launch their own independent research careers through the attainment of fellowship funding.

Candidates will be based at our state-of-the-art laboratories in the beautiful city of Durban, which is a sub-tropical city on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa.

The minimum qualifications and experience required for these research posts are:

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Econometrics, Mathematical Modelling, Spatial Analytics or a closely related quantitative field
  • Several high quality publications
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

How to apply

To apply, email a detailed CV, cover letter and a research statement describing your research interests to tanserf@africacentre.ac.za. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30/10/2017. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.