The Food Environment Research Group Postdoctoral Fellow 2022


Application Deadline: January 10th 2022

The Food Environment Research group (a collective from Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, School of Public Health and the DSI/NRF Center of Excellence in Food Security) at the University of the Western Cape under the leadership of Prof Rina Swart is seeking Post-doctoral Research Fellows to work on several studies related to the food environment in South Africa.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are required to have:
  • Completed a PhD in the last five years. For applicants who did not obtain their qualification in South Africa, a valid SAQA certificate should be in hand at the time of application.
  • The field of study should be in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Economics, Medical Sciences or related fields (see more detail for specific studies below)
  • Have a strong academic record with evidence of research experience and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Be physically present in South Africa, due to the nature of the research projects.
  • Have not hold a previous post-doc appointment
Application Procedure:  

Eligible candidates should provide the following:

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) motivating for the candidate’s suitability and identifying the specific project(s) of interest
  • A CV including all publications and other scholarly research output
  • Evidence of publication record and writing skills (which can be copies of or a link to relevant previous peer-reviewed publication)
  • An academic transcript
  • For those who require a SAQA certificated please include the copy of the certificate
  • Names and contact details of at least 3 referees who have supervised or worked with the candidate and can speak to their experience and skills

 Enquiries and completed application should be emailed to Carnita Ernest, [email protected] with cc to Rina Swart [email protected]Use subject heading:  Application for Postdoctoral Fellowship (Food Environments).

Completed applications need to be submitted by no later than 5pm on 10 January 2022.

Applications by South Africans from historically disadvantaged groups will be prioritized. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

 The University the Western Cape reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no award at all.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Food Environment Research Group Postdoctoral Fellow 2022


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