The University of Cape Town in South Africa invites applications for the Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Masters and Doctoral) for a PhD (or Masters) students who will be required to assist the research team in the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics for 2018/2019 academic year.

The scholarship will support a PhD (or Masters) student who will be required to assist the research team in the Department of Child Health and Paediatrics to study the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on early neurocognitive development.

The successful candidate will be required to assist with data collection, other operational aspects of the study, and contribute to academic outputs for the research project. The student will gain the opportunity to learn about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, work in a multidisciplinary research environment and develop their skills in a broad range of methods.
The student will gain the opportunity to learn about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, work in a multidisciplinary research environment and develop their skills in a broad range of methods.

Worth of Award

  • The value of the scholarship amounts to R50 000 per annum for Masters students and R100 000 per annum for PhD students.
  • The value will not increase over subsequent years.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one year, Renewal for further years will be considered on evidence of satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds.

Eligibility

  • The successful candidate will be supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and will work under the supervision of the study PI, Associate Professor Kirsty Donald.
  • Although preference will be given to students wishing to pursue a PhD, qualified applicants interested in completing a Masters degree on the project are welcome to apply. The successful incumbent will be required to:
  • Register for full-time study in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Cape Town
  • Comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures, and practices for the postgraduate sector.

Must have:

  •  Masters (or Honours) Degree in appropriate Health Sciences or Social Sciences discipline (e.g., Public Health, Paediatrics, Human Biology, Psychiatry, Psychology, or related discipline)
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English
  • Interest in research on child health and development.

How to Apply
Submit these for application:

  • UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
  •  A letter of motivation
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Letters of reference from two academics, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Emma Eastman at [email protected]

Deadline: applications close March 29, 2018

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