Contact (aquatic research): Prof. Peter Teske, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa; Email: email@example.com
This recently founded research group uses genetic tools to study aquatic animals, with a specific focus on the marine biogeography of southern Africa.Photo: Robert HarcourtStudent Projects/Positions:We invite applications for the following research projects/positions. Interested South African or international students should please contact the laboratory at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bursary support is available for all projects.
Postdoctoral Positions/Career Advancement Fellowships
Emerging researchers wishing to get experience and improve their publication profile are invited to join the lab and suggest a research project of their choice, or contribute to ongoing projects. We are particularly interested in researchers who have experience with next-generation sequencing data analyses (or at least with unix-based bioinformatics). For details on deadlines and eligibility, please see https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.
South African or foreign researchers holding a PhD can apply for NRF Free-Standing Postdoctoral Fellowships (R150 000 + R10 000 for travel).
Career Advancement Fellowhips:
South Africans with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience can apply for funding via the NRF's Career Advancement Fellowship Programme (R350 000 per year + 100 000 for research).
Masters or PhD project: Adaptive divergence (aquaculture) - - from early 2015Adaptive divergence in a coastal crab across the Atlantic/Indian Ocean biogeographic disjunction. This projects involves the rearing of crab larvae from South Africa's west coast under a range of temperatures, and recording their survival. These data will then be compared with previously generated data from a south coast population to determine whether the two evolutionary lineages of this species are adapted to different temperature regimes that characterise their respective habitats. The project can be upgraded to a PhD by rearing larvae from a third site (south-west coast) where both lineages occur in sympatry, and generating genetic data to distinguish them. Students should have experience in physiological work and/or aquaculture, and will be based in Durban for the duration of the laboratory work.
Got a gap year and want to get involved in some interesting research? In most cases, our interns get their own projects and are expected to publish at least one paper.