South Africa

Doctoral (PhD) Research Trainee

Company Human Science Research Council
Reference # AISA-PhD R-TRN 06/2021
Published 05/06/2021
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 36 Months

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) within the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated post graduate student as a Doctoral (PhD) Researcher Trainee in its Pretoria Offices. The period for the appointment is 3 years (36 months) during which the successful candidate is expected to advance his/her doctoral studies in either sustainable development, peace and security, science innovation or gender studies in Africa. The PhD Researcher Trainee is expected to develop research work that allows for collaboration with researchers within the AISA and across other Divisions of the HSRC.

Applications are invited from interested candidates who hold a Master’s Degree in Science and are in the process of registering for PhD studies within the next six (6) months or who are currently registered and engaged with their PhD.

Doctoral (PhD) Researcher Trainee
Ref no: AISA-PhD R-TRN 06/2021
3 years

Job Functions Research,Traineeship
Industries Research
Key responsibilities:
•Work with a research team on all aspects of conducting research, surveys and the analysis of resultant data;
•Assist in meeting the AISA targets;
•Make demonstrable progress towards the achievement of a Doctoral degree;
•Develop own personal academic competencies through formal and informal training activities;
•Write up research results for conference presentations, research reports and manuscripts for publication;
•Commit to and participate in clear research trainee mentoring and capacity development activities.
Key requirements for position
•Be in possession a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities.
•Be registering or have registered as a PhD candidate at a recognized university.
•An interest in research on Africa that seeks to extend and enhance the use and impact of scientific research;
•Evidence of sound analytical, research, writing and publication abilities will be an advantage.
•Curiosity, enthusiasm and interest in a research career that includes working in trans-, inter and multi-disciplinary research projects and teams.
•SA Citizen.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

In your application, please include:
•your CV and a certified copy of your ID,
•a letter of motivation, and
•the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details).
Ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at: http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/
For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Professor Cheryl Hendricks, ([email protected]). For further information about the HSRC or the post please consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za)
The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff who are SA Citizens, black, female or disabled.

Closing date: 20 June 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment

Job Closing Date 20/06/2021
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