A Post-Doctoral position in the field of microbial metagenomics are currently available in CMEG, one of the University of Pretoria’s leading research institutes. The post is offered on a 1-year basis renewable for up to 3 years, subject to performance. Applicants are required to have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., microbial ecology, microbial genetics, metagenomics, genomics and bioinformatics). Previous post-doctoral experience and a record of good publications will be an added advantage. The research project available are in the field of hot and cold desert microbial ecology and metaviromics. The project is in collaboration with other national and/or international laboratories.