CSIR Doctoral Scholarship Opportunities

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17 May, 2016

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Research Jobs in South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.

The CSIR has x3 Doctoral Scholarship opportunities in Biorefinery Technologies research group in Green Economy competency area within the Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) unit.

The research will be on valorisation of saw mill wastes and waste chicken feathers.

The research is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Waste Roadmap. These positions are based in Durban.

The objective of the Biorefinery Research Programme is to implement technologies to make the forest products industry competitive, develop new value chains from waste biomass and grow human capital highly skilled in biorefinery technologies.

The students will work as part of a team on biorefinery technologies (one candidate will work on beneficiation of saw dust waste and the two others will work on beneficiation of waste chicken feathers).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on development of technologies for beneficiation of industrial organic wastes;
  • Travel within South Africa for collection of samples;
  • Present results to stakeholders;
  • Prepare progress reports;
  • Prepare papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s degree in chemical engineering, industrial chemistry or chemistry with good performance in the Master’s degree;
  • Proven ability in conducting independent research;
  • Experience in experimental design and data processing techniques; SS-F-HR-363 REV 03 Advert Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Demonstrated ability to publish work in the peer-reviewed literature;
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work in a cross-disciplinary project team environment;
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • All applications must be accompanied by the following documents
    o A detailed CV with biographical information; o Certified academic records; and o Publications

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g. John Smith: Doctoral Scholarship – Biorefinery Technologies: Reference No: 306761.

Closing date: 23 May 2016

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