AHRI Faculty Member Dr Zaza Ndhlovu is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, exceptional scientist to join his group as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Position description

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a project that seeks to interrogate immunological mechanisms of HIV persistence in lymph nodes during Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). The ultimate goal of the project is to contribute to the development of a functional cure for HIV.

The fellow will be based at Africa Health Research Institute’s state-of-the-art facility in Durban, South Africa. The successful candidate will receive a generous tax-free stipend for two years and will benefit from an integrated network of innovative international and local research collaborations that combine unique human tissue samples and cutting-edge technology. Incumbents will be based in an established lab which is equipped with flow cytometers, cell sorters and immunohistochemistry equipment including laser capture micro-dissection. The fellow will be afforded numerous opportunities and support to launch their own independent research careers through the attainment of fellowship funding.

Read more about Dr Ndhlovu’s work here.

Background and experience

  • A PhD in any of the following areas: immunology, virology, molecular biology
  • Expertise in one of the following technologies: flowcytometry, microscopy or bioinformatics.
  • Experience in human immunology and bioinformatics will be most desirable


The fellowship is for two years, with the option to renew.

How to apply

Interested candidates are asked to please send their CV and a one-page motivation letter to Dr. Zaza Ndhlovu via zaza.ndhlovu@ahri.org by 31 January 2019.

If you have enquiries about the position, please direct them to Aruna Sevakram via education@ahri.org