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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Single Cell Immunology at UCT

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Single Cell Immunology
South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, University of Cape Town

News article: Vacancy Postdoctoral Fellowship: Single Cell Immunology | SA Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (
Online link to advert: ... 021_V1.pdf

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting edge clinical and immunological research in TB
pathogenesis, biomarker development and clinical vaccine development. We have recently embarked on a project
that aims to understand TB immunopathology and particularly tissue-specific immune responses in a range of clinical
TB phenotypes. We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in single cell immunology. The successful
candidate will perform single cell RNA sequencing and mass cytometry assays on samples collected postmortem from
humans as part of a multi-center study. The fellow will be based in Cape Town, but the project may include activityrelated
travel to collaborating institutes. The successful candidate will contribute to design, development, and
performance of lab work and computational data analyses. For more information on SATVI, visit

Key Requirements:
• Ph.D. degree within the last 5 years in immunology, bioinformatics or computational biology, or PhD in biological
sciences with at least 3 years of relevant bioinformatics or computational biology experience.
• Demonstrated solid scientific proficiency, creativity, critical thinking ability to collaborate effectively with others,
and independent thought processes.
• Authorship of peer-reviewed publications related to bioinformatics, computational biology or immunology.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Knowledge and experience in flow or mass cytometry or single cell sequencing and especially immunology, working
proficiency in UNIX/Linux and R programming and strong skills in the application of computational and statistical
analytical techniques with a focus on high-dimensional and multivariate data analysis will be advantageous.

The candidate should not have held any prior permanent professional or academic positions and must be prepared to
comply with the policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector at the University of Cape Town. The
fellowship is initially tenable for three years, but renewal each year will be contingent on annual progress and
performance reviews. The fellowship is valued between R300 000 to R350 000 per year and will depend on relevant
experience and skills. The fellowship is compliant with the rules set by the SARS and is exempt from taxation and
includes no benefits. No direct service will be required in return for the fellowship.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Virginie Rozot (, project PI, or Prof.
Thomas Scriba (, Deputy-Director, Immunology, by e-mail, prior to application.

To apply, please email a letter of motivation, full CV and contact details of 3 referees, clearly indicating “Postdoctoral
Fellowship” in the subject line, to Ms Alison September at
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2021.