DELTAS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS programme is seeking young African scientists to work as postdoctoral fellows in an environment that promotes the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. As a new Centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP will generate tremendous research activities through the various graduate training programmes. The Centre and its partners will therefore, provide a well-resourced research environment to promote the research careers of newly graduated PhDs. WACCBIP is co-hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.

Eligibility: To apply for this fellowship, you must:
  • Be an African who received his/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa.
  • Develop a comprehensive postdoctoral research proposal that can be completed within 2-3years.
  • Be highly motivated individual interested in developing novel research directions.
  • Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
  • Be interested in working on one of the following priority disease areas and research themes:
Priority Research Areas: Cancers, HIV/AIDS and Pathogen genomics/ Bioinformatics

The successful fellows will be based at the University of Ghana, but with access to resources and facilities from all our partner institutions.

Award: The successful postdoctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover: a monthly salary, Research supplies and reagents, Conference grant, Other related costs

Application: Application forms are available at Interested applicants may send their complete application documents to [email protected]

Closing Date: 30th November 2016
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