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24 May, 2013
24 May, 2013
CSIR Biosciences unit has a vacant position for a Doctoral Studentship: Biochemistry (NRF PDP-funded) in the Protein Technologies Platform based in Pretoria. The platform plays a central role in the unit’s renewed focus of translating bio-based products and technologies from a proof of concept to the market in support of the emerging bioeconomy.
Purpose of the studentship:
The doctoral studentship will provide the incumbent with an opportunity to work closely with a vibrant team of scientists with experience in diverse research and product development disciplines. The focus of the work will be to use structural bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques to produce and engineer improved formulation stability into selected proteins that have commercialisation potential. Their structure and function will then be studied using biophysics, biochemistry and structural biology techniques. The ultimate aim will be to improve the commercialisation potential of these proteins and to generate new knowledge.
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Closing date 24 May 2013