Masters Scholarships At CSIR Open!

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22 Mar, 2018

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Scholarships in South Africa

The CSIR has Masters Scholarships in the Global Change competence area, within the Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) Unit.

The scholarships are in a range of disciplines that address the research needs of earth systems science with a focus on the oceans, which includes research in physics, marine biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, oceanography, biological sciences and engineering.

These opportunities will be based in Cape Town.

Research domains:

Ocean Physics: Surface ocean physical dynamics of the Southern Ocean, links between fine-scale dynamics and large-scale climate sensitivities.
Ocean Carbon – Climate and CO2 – The coupling between physics and biogeochemistry that leads to a better understanding of the links between CO2 and Climate.
Ocean Biogeochemistry: Phytoplankton primary production in relation to Fe and light availability
Ocean Iron: Analytical techniques in performing high precision trace metal analysis
Ocean Bio-optics: Research towards the development of new and improved ocean color algorithms for the Southern Ocean.
Computational Oceanography/Numerical Modelling: Evaluating Southern Ocean model simulations using high-performance computing, computer skills in model performance, dataset analysis and visualization.

Qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • An Honours degree in biological sciences, computer science, statistics, oceanography, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering.
  • Basic computer science and coding experience (e.g. Matlab / Python) will be advantageous.
  • An understanding of basic statistics for the processing of large datasets will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge/familiarity with performing data processing, analysis, and visualization on Matlab or Python beneficial
  • Effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Be independent and able to work under pressure.
  • Applicants must attach the following documents:
  • Copies of academic results for all tertiary education
  • CV (highlighting relevant skills and experience) and a cover letter

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title and reference number in the subject line, (eg. Masters Scholarship: Job title: Reference No: (309047)

Closing date: 31 March 2018


For more information about the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) please visit SOCCO

For more info about NRE, please visit: NRE

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