University of Cape Town South Africa Biokinetics Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020

The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town invites applications from suitable candidates for a Biokinetics Postdoctoral fellowship Teaching and Research Fellowship, carrying out research in cancer and neurological conditions.

The post also requires the candidate to be involved in teaching postgraduate courses in Biokinetics. The successful candidate will be required to commence the fellowship on the 1st of November, 2019. The fellowship is funded for a one-year period by the Department of Human Biology.

Value of Scholarship

  • The value of the Fellowship is R300 00 for a period of 12 months.
  • The Fellowship is compliant with SARS policies/rules and is therefore exempt
    from taxation.
  • There are no benefits or allowances included in the value of the fellowship.


Applicants should possess in-depth knowledge and demonstrate experience in the following areas to be considered for the fellowship;

  • One to two years of clinical experience in biokinetics practice
  • Experience in coordinating and management of rehabilitation interventions
    in community-based settings
  • Experience in leading large group-based exercise sessions in community based settings
  • In-depth knowledge of specific neurological rehabilitation techniques
  • Additional qualification specialising in neurological rehabilitation
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed research outputs and conference proceedings
  • Teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate Biokinetic specific
  • Evidence postgraduate research supervision
  • Evidence of coordination and management of research projects.

Eligible candidates
• Must be a registered biokineticist with the HPCSA for the last 5 years.
• Must have a valid level 2 First Aid and BLS qualification.
• Must have achieved their doctoral degree in the field of neurological
rehabilitation techniques within the past five years, and may not have held
prior full-time permanent academic or professional posts,
• Must be willing to complete research fieldwork in different community
• Must be willing to complete specific training in cancer-specific rehabilitation
• will be required to register as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University
of Cape Town and to comply with relevant policies, procedures and practices,
• will be expected to produce at least two peer-reviewed publications in ISIrated journals.
• Will be requested to participate in teaching and co-supervision duties.
• Must be available to commence with the Fellowship by the specified date.

How to Apply

Suitable candidates are required to submit the following:

  • a letter of application stating areas of expertise, research interests and
  • a CV, including a list of publications/scholarly outputs;
  • copies of academic transcripts, including proof of completion of the doctoral
  • names (and contact details) of at least three academics who have taught,
    supervised or worked alongside the applicant.
  • Enquiries and complete application packages should be submitted to

Deadline: The closing date for submission of applications is October 11, 2019. Eligible and complete applications will only be considered.

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