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28 Aug, 2013
28 Aug, 2013
The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.
The CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. Science and technology services and solutions are provided in support of various stakeholders, and opportunities are identified where new technologies can be further developed and exploited in the private and public sectors for commercial and social benefit.
The CSIR is passionate about creating a unique space for staff to realise their potential, a platform where bright minds can find the support, interaction and knowledge to help them shine even brighter.
At the CSIR you’ll find a corporate culture committed to developing, rewarding and recognising staff while furthering science, in theory as well as in practise.
Green lawns; abundant fauna and flora; warm, welcoming people – on your first visit to the CSIR’s main campus, Scientia, you may find it hard to believe that this picture of beauty and tranquillity is also home to cutting-edge science and technologies.
Choosing the right career is an integral part of life. Your career choice will determine where you go, what you learn, who you meet. It will allow you to unleash your full potential and live out your passions.
It is therefore important to make informed decisions. The more seriously you plan for a successful and fulfilling career, the more opportunity there is of finding a career in which you can grow and thrive.
For these sciences and technologies to be created, highly skilled people are required. Our people are right brain thinkers. They think laterally, they see every challenge as an opportunity, and they are comfortable in the innovative world of research and development. But they are also left brain thinkers, characterised by talent and commitment to excellence – prepared to break new ground and comfortable in the tough, disciplined world of science. The career opportunities at the CSIR are endless. Employees are encouraged and supported on the career path they wish to take. Through development programmes, training and mentoring, they can reach their full potential and fulfil their personal career goals.
The CSIR regards young researchers with great importance as you are the next generation that has the biggest role to play in transforming the science, engineering and technology skills base in South Africa.
The CSIR firmly believes in nurturing and developing the expertise of young scientists, ensuring that you are not only able to conduct research independently, but that you can also be role models for students and learners.
The research human capital that we build within the CSIR contributes to the development of a national pool of scientists, engineers and technologists. The positioning statement of the CSIR, “our future through science”, expresses the unshaken resolve of the CSIR to harness the power of science and technology for building a prosperous future for South Africa.
This future can, however, materialise only if young people move into careers in science, engineering and technology in bigger numbers than before.
The CSIR contributes to this effort by providing opportunities for skills development and career progression through creating a vibrant research culture.
If you are looking for a career with a leading science organisation that believes in developing and growing employees, then the CSIR is the organisation for you.
We believe that our strength lies in the quality scientists, researchers and support staff we attract; in our commitment to excellence and to creating a better future through our science and research.
You can search our careers database by clicking on the ‘Careers in …’ link to the right of the page, or you can learn more about the career development opportunities offered to employees by clicking on ‘CSIR Postdoctorate’ or ‘ Further your career’.
If you are passionate about science, about braving new frontiers; if you are committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence, then the CSIR may be the employer for you. By using the link below, navigate to CSIR career page where you can see relevant and current jobs to apply to.