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  • Job Title: RESEARCH FELLOW (Ref: UNESWAAC 08/21)
  • Department: CROP PRODUCTION
  • Report To: Head of Department
  • Closing Date: 05-Feb-2021

Qualification and Experience:

• A PhD in Molecular Biology/ Agricultural Biotechnology or a closely related area.
• Experience and knowledge of working with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).


1. To conduct research in Crop Biotechnology and develop a research programme on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs);
2. To conduct analysis of GMOs and interpret results;
3. To operate the Molecular laboratory and foster the laboratory’s relations with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community;
4. To design Molecular laboratory assays and experiments, principally on GMOs;
5. To work with staff members in the supervision of students’ research;
6. To work with staff members in preparing proposal for external research grant applications;
7. To contribute in the teaching of Biotechnology and Molecular Techniques; and
8. To engage in Community Service.

Appointment Terms:

Local Candidates
Permanent and Pensionable service after successful completion of two years on probation; 10% Recruitment and Retention Allowance, Housing/Housing allowance and Medical Aid contribution.

Expatriate Candidates
Two-year contract with a possibility for renewal by mutual consent subject to satisfactory performance plus Gratuity, 10% Recruitment and Retention Allowance, Housing/Housing Allowance, Medical Aid contribution and relocation expenses.


Applications should be sent to:
The Registrar
University of Eswatini
Private Bag 4


Only applications with the following shall be considered:
• An application letter
• A detailed CV
• Certified copies of academic and professional qualifications
• Certified copies of academic transcripts
• Names of three referees with their current email addresses

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to respond to each application individually. Should you not receive correspondence from the University FOUR (4) MONTHS after the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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