Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, 9301 View on Map
  • @University of the Free State posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Dec 10, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R30.00 - R220.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary Value of the fellowship: • R 220,000 annual fellowship. • R 30,000 additional research expenses fund
  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 4160
  • Centre Free State
  • Enquiries
    For enquiries, please contact: • Prof. Yonas T. Bahta at: [email protected]
  • Where to submit application
    Applications must be sent to Prof. Yonas T. Bahta at: [email protected]
  • Notes
    The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: • Conduct innovative research in either one or more of the following areas: agricultural drought resilience; coping and adaptaion to climate change; policy intervention impact assessment; economic considerations in land use planning activities; experience with economterics and mathematical programming such as STATA, GAMS, R and/or Pythone, SAM, CGE modeling, and other quantitative methodologies is an advantage. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to meet project deadlines. • Author/co-author at least three (3) publication outputs per year in the form of DHET– accredited scholarly journal articles. The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report. • Initiate projects and seek funding for them. • Must be able to work with different types of data. • Register and reside as postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities of the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Directorate of Research. Minimum Requirements: • 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. • Open to all South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State. Comprehensive applications are invited, comprising of: • Motivation letter, including a 1-2 page outline of relevant expertise and experience • Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly output • Certified 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 three/two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate

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