Author Topic: Post-Doctoral Fellow at National Research Foundation, South Africa  (Read 1136 times)


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Applications are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow (NMP).
Minimum requirements:
▪ PhD (biology/chemistry/physics) with strong emphasis on cryo-preparation of biological specimens and low temperature electron microscopy
▪ Experience in operating SEM/TEM and knowledge of EDS technique as well as cryo-ultramicrotomy
▪ Experience in operating a nuclear microprobe and familiarity with PIXE as an advantage
▪ Relevant conference presentations as well as international exposure
▪ Knowledge of statistical methods
▪ Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Corel, etc)
Skills and behavioural attributes:
▪ Responsible
▪ Precise
▪ Meticulous
▪ Able to work independently and under pressure.   
Duties will include but are not limited to:
▪ Adapting of cryo-stage coupled to the MRD nuclear microprobe for measurements of thin   specimens in frozen-hydrated state
▪ Active involvement in research projects related to biological applications of ion beam techniques and generating new applications.
We offer a competitive remuneration package, which includes normal company benefits.
Applicants should submit a detailed CV, including a list of own publications, the names and contact details of three references and covering letter summarising the reason for applying, toMs M Da Silva, Human Resources Officer; iThemba LABS, P O Box 722, Somerset West, 7129; Tel: (021) 8431000; Fax 0866 831624; E-mail:; website:
As iThemba LABS is an equity driven employer, appointments are made in accordance with our commitment to Affirmative Action.
The closing date for applications: 30 September 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Foundation, South Africa

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