SANBI Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of the Western Cape in South Africa, 2014

SANBI and the University of the Western Cape are offering postdoctoral fellowship in the development of South African or Southern African Biodiversity Informatics Research Strategy. South African applicants can apply for this fellowship. Duration of the fellowship is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months. Applicant must have a PhD degree with an experience in research development and/or education capacity building sectors. Applicant must possess valid driving license. Email all documents by 31st October 2013.. SANBI has been mandated to “collect, generate, process, co-ordinate and disseminate information about biodiversity and the sustainable use of indigenous biological resources, and establish and maintain databases…” SANBI and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have formalized a strategic partnership to accelerate the development of biodiversity information management skills. A post-doctoral position based at the University of the Western Cape is available in the development of a South African or southern African Biodiversity Informatics Research Strategy, incorporating guidelines for an undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and research questions.The person will play a catalytic role in the establishment of a Biodiversity Informatics post-graduate hub in the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Department at UWC. This is an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral candidate to work in a multidisciplinary environment and bring together skills and content areas from disciplines such as Education, Information Technology, Biodiversity, Spatial Ecology, Conservation Planning, Information Management, Geographic Sciences and Computer Systems amongst other areas, to help define a curriculum for this new field of research. Experience in research development and/or education capacity building sectors will be an advantage.. This fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral level at University of the Western Cape in South Africa.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· A PhD (awarded in the last 5 years) in a relevant discipline.
· Candidates must be pro
· active, enthusiastic, and keen to work as part of a team and interested in doing excellent research that can make a difference and contributes towards building a center of excellence in biodiversity information management.
· Candidates must be in possession of a valid drivering license.
Benefits of the scholarship: Funding covers R 315 000 p.a. pro rata (living expenses and registration).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: 12 months position with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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