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Masters Programme

K-RITH offers an exciting Masters programme with many value-added training opportunities. Our two-year Masters course provides students with high-level mentorship, a supportive lab environment and access to K-RITH’s state-of- the art laboratory facilities. There are also opportunities to attend international conferences.

How to apply

There are currently no vacancies for Masters students at K-RITH. All opportunities will be advertised here.

PhD Programme

K-RITH is looking for outstanding and innovative students with a background in biological, mathematical, chemical and/or engineering science to join its PhD Programme.

K-RITH offers two PhD tracks

Track 1: Students directly enter the laboratory of their selected Investigator.

Track 2: Students initially take part in three two-month rotations in the laboratories of select K-RITH Investigators, prior to matching with a particular Investigator. In each laboratory rotation the student will learn new scientific techniques, perform assays, take part in scientific research, and learn about the K-RITH Investigator’s research through direct interaction with the investigator and his laboratory team and participating in laboratory-specific activities such as journal clubs and research in progress meetings.

Perks include

  • Access to a world-class research facility
  • Weekly tutorials with K-RITH faculty on ‘Advanced topics in HIV and TB’
  • Reserved places on K-RITH Short Courses
  • Access to a PhD Advisory Committee
  • Opportunities for international research trips
  • A competitive stipend.

How to apply

We currently do not have any openings for PhD students. All openings will be advertised here.

Postdoctoral Programme

Postdoctoral researchers are an essential component at K-RITH, helping to build a vibrant and productive research community. K-RITH aims to provide a supportive yet opportunity-filled environment for postdoctoral researchers with the ultimate aim of aiding each to reach the next step in their careers.

The purpose of K-RITH’s one-year (renewable) postdoctoral research fellowship is to enable young scientists to engage in a period of uninterrupted research. K-RITH postdoctoral research fellows will become part of a productive research community. With the guidance of a K-RITH Investigator, they are provided with an opportunity for experiential learning in research, which may serve as a path for further professional development.

Opportunities & how to apply

We currently have two opportunities for postdoctoral candidates in HIV and TB immunology. Click here for more information.

Open call for postdoctoral fellows:

Outstanding, innovative scientists with a desire to be the future leaders of science in South Africa and beyond are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral research fellowship.

  1. Candidates should have an excellent academic record and a PhD and/or MD degree completed in the past five years.
  2. Candidates should have a track record of research, including first authorship on published papers or manuscripts in submission.
  3. Individuals must be highly motivated, self-directed and have a record of mentoring more junior researchers.

Applicants are required to submit a detailed CV and cover letter to education@ahri.org, citing (PDRF/2017) in the subject line. The deadline is 31 December, 2017.

*K-RITH reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, K-RITH reserves the right not to make an offer of award. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

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