Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1- year Contract) (Phytomedicine, Phytopharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacology) (Job ID: 5692) needed at University of the Free State

Job title : Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1- year Contract) (Phytomedicine, Phytopharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacology) (Job ID: 5692)

Job Location : Free State, Bloemfontein

Deadline : May 25, 2024

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct innovative research in the following areas: Toxicology and Phytopharamacology. 
  • Author/co-author at least three (3) publication units per year in the form of DHET– accredited scholarly journal articles or books/chapters in books. 
  • The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report.
  • Initiate projects and seek funding for them
  • Register and reside as postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities of the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Directorate of Research.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Open to all South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State, Qwaqwa campus. 
  • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years.
  • Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship.
  • Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFS, Qwaqwa campus for the duration of the fellowship.
  • This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend 80% of her/his postdoctoral period at the UFS.



To apply, please email the following documentation by 20 May 2024 to:

  • Motivation letter detailing postdoctoral research agenda including a 1-2 page outline of relevant expertise and experience.
  • Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly outputs.
  • Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate.
  • Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants).
  • Contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate.
  • Detailed research proposal relating to any of the expertise mentioned above.

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