The University of Cape Town in South Africa invites applications for a Masters in Neuroscience scholarships in the UCT Neuroscience Institute, Division of neurosurgery 2019.

The Masters in Neuroscience scholarships student will be based in our research unit in Paediatric Neurosurgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Our work focuses on the neurocritical care of patients with traumatic brain injury. This project will be focussed on cerebral microdialysis.

The Fellow will be required to:

  • Collect study samples during patient monitoring in the intensive care unit, conduct sample processing, learn about and conduct pharmacokinetic analysis
  • Collect necessary data for the study and the unit’s registries and databases.
  • Contribute to maintaining the unit’s biobanks.
  • Write up research for publication and present at local and international meetings
  • To comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the
    postgraduate sector.

Worth of Award

The value of the Masters in Neuroscience scholarships will be R90 000 per annum, and carries no fringe benefits. The Masters in Neuroscience scholarships project will run for 2 years and is available immediately.


They are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has completed a BSc(Hons) in a biomedical domain within the last 5 years, with experience in laboratory processing of human biological samples. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in neuroscience and/or pharmacology.
  • Has not held full-time permanent academic or professional posts
  • Is mobile and able to work flexible hours – patient sample collection is unpredictable and
    often occurs after hours. Note: high-intensity sample collection takes place for the first 48 hours after patient admission
  • Is able to travel for possible work training in Europe.
  • Is focussed, hardworking, flexible and can work independently.

How to Apply

  • Please send through a letter of application stating areas of expertise and research interests, a full CV, copies of academic transcripts, and the names of 2 referees to Dr Ursula Rohlwink ([email protected]) by the deadline.
  • Eligible and complete applications will be considered by the Division of Neurosurgery

Deadline: Applications close on July 31, 2019.


Click here for more details and to apply(PDF)

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