Monday, October 12, 2015

Postdoc Fellowship Available - Biosystematics - University of KwaZulu-Natal

Biosystematics Research: Postdoctoral Fellowship
KZN Herbarium, Durban

SANBI has been mandated to collect, generate, process, coordinate and disseminate information about biodiversity and the sustainable use of indigenous biological resources, and establish and maintain databases. A postdoctoral position, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is available to conduct and publish taxonomic research on problematic plant taxa of KwaZulu-Natal.

Candidates must have a recent PhD (awarded in the last 5 years) in plant taxonomy and experience in taxonomic research. Candidates must be pro-active, enthusiastic, keen to work as part of a team and interested in doing excellent research that can make a difference. Candidates must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence.

The fellowship of R240 000 per year is offered for a period of two years. Running costs to the amount of R15 000 per year are attached to the position.

 Application procedure:
Application to be accompanied by a standard application cover sheet (contact for copy). Applicants are required to highlight in their applications how they see their skills being applied to the above-mentioned research area and the types of questions they are interested in addressing. Applications are to include a full CV; certified copies of ID, academic record and highest qualification; two letters of reference (academic); and an example publication.

Send all documents to with ‘SANBI Biosystematics Research Postdoc’ in the subject line.

To discuss details of the project please contact:
Ms Janine Victor, SANBI Deputy Director: Biosystematics Research e-mail: telephone 012.843 5132

SANBI reserves the right not to fill this fellowship.
If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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