Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Full Time
  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, 9301 View on Map
  • @University of the Free State posted 3 weeks ago
  • Posted : Sep 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 3998
  • Centre University of the Free State: Qwaqwa Campus
  • Enquiries
    Prof. Aliza le Roux, Email: [email protected]
  • Where to submit application
    To apply, please email the following documentation by 30th September 2021 to Prof Aliza le Roux, email: [email protected] (Please include “Postdoctoral Fellowship” in your subject line): • Motivation letter, including a one- to two-page outline of relevant expertise and experience • Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers, and other scholarly output • Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate • Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants) • Contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: The ARU is seeking a self-led, physically fit, Post-Doctoral Fellow to coordinate the High-elevation Wetlands Bio-acoustics programme, through: • Managing existing field-sites and expanding to new suitable sites in Maloti-a-Phofung Local Municipality. • Being the primary actor between the four Partners. • Develop the Acoustic Diversity Index that can inform an Acoustic Wetland Health Index. • Supervise post-graduate students. • Contribute to funding proposal applications. • In addition to the above, the Fellow can be exposed to and contribute to the wide range of world-class mountain-related activities being driven by the ARU. Eligibility Criteria: • Open to all South Africans and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University of the Free State (UFS). • A PhD degree in a relevant background discipline (e.g. Ecology, Zoology, or motivated other). • Applicants should have obtained their Doctoral degree within five (5) years or can show proof of pending graduation in 2021. • Applications from South African and international candidates are welcomed. • Candidates may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award. • Valid passport (as this is a transboundary area). • Valid drivers’ license. • Proficiency in English, both verbal and written, is required. • The following intellectual/experience background will be an advantage: a. Analyses of complex datasets using multivariate statistics in the R statistical environment, and use of Kaleidoscope software, machine learning, and passive acoustic monitoring equipment. b. Conservational in Sesotho and Afrikaans. c. Familiarity with southern African grassland and wetland bird diversity would be an advantage. • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years. • Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship. • Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFS for the duration of the fellowship. This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend 80% of her/his postdoctoral period at the UFS.

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