Postdoctoral Fellowship –  Division of Neurology, Stellenbosch University

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Postdoctoral Fellowship – Division of Neurology, Stellenbosch University

Application deadline: 15 May 2024

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted at the Division of Neurology, Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The successful applicant will conduct research on the genetic characterization of an inherited neuromuscular diseases (NMD) cohort utilizing next generation sequencing (NGS) data.

The project is a sub-study of the recently established ICGNMD, which is an ongoing multinational project aimed at creating a well-characterized, genotype-phenotype correlated inherited NMD cohort that is therapeutic trial ready. To achieve this, the research conducted by the successful applicant will aim to establish a whole exome sequencing-based diagnostic algorithm applicable to the South African context, incorporating in silico panels, unbiased review of WES data, and the use of structural variant (SV) detection tools.

As the project is on genetic diseases, a fairly good knowledge of genetic principles and testing is required, but no medical/clinical knowledge is needed.