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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to offer ONE Postdoctoral Fellowship to an outstanding PhD graduate. The project is:  

  • Crystal engineering of metal–organic frameworks based on mixed ligands

    Value and tenure: The value of the Fellowship is fixed at R150 000 per annum and is tenable for one year, with potential for renewal in the second year, dependent on satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds. No relocation expenses are available. The Fellowship carries no benefits and a directive for tax-exemption will be applied for by the University, on behalf of the successful candidate.

    During the tenure of the Fellowship, the fellow will be directly responsible to principal investigator Dr Clive Oliver. As a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Chemistry at the University of Cape Town, the fellow is also responsible to the Head of Department and to the Dean of Science.

    Conditions and Eligibility: The successful applicant must:

    (a) Have completed the PhD degree within the last 5 years, preferably in the area of metal-organic frameworks or supramolecular chemistry with a strong background in small-molecule crystallography.   

    (b) Not previously have held any full-time professional or academic posts.

    (c) Be available to commence with the Fellowship on 1 July 2017.


    All applications should include (a) a letter of application, stating your expertise, research interests, experience etc. (b) CV, including a list of publications (c) Copies of academic transcripts (d) Names and contact details of at least two academics, who have taught, supervised, or worked alongside you.

    The successful applicant must be prepared to comply with the University's approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.

    A letter of application and a CV should be addressed to Dr Clive Oliver, Centre for Supramolecular Chemistry Research, via the secretary Ms. Karin Badenhorst (  Tel:  + 27 21 650 2569).

    Closing date for applications: 15 May 2017

    The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.

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