Organization : South African Nuclear Energy Corporation – NESCA
Announcement : NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) Scholarship
Applicable for : MSc & Phd Degree
Head Office : Pretoria
Closing Date: 30 November 2016
NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) Scholarship :
** The PDP supports the hosting of PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows at research institutions through funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Related : University of Johannesburg UJ-(CSIR)Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Scholarship 2017 : www.southafricain.com/2901.html
** The value of the PDP Doctoral bursary is R180 000.00 per annum for each Masters graduate (Doctoral candidate) over a three year period and this will be tax free.
** The value of the PDP Post-doctoral fellowship is R350 000.00 per annum for each Doctoral graduate (Post-doctoral fellow) over a three year period and this will be taxable.
** Necsa will contribute towards training costs, travel costs, running expenses, infrastructure, supervision and mentorship of the PDP candidates.
Necsa has seven doctoral scholarship and two post-doctoral fellowship positions available within the following projects :
** Coal washability prediction from 3D tomographic data of drill cores.*
** Evaluation of Tb-161 PSMA as a possible prostate cancer therapy.*
** Design, construction and commissioning of a Raman cell for impurity analysis of F2 gas.
** Development of advanced PF6 ion based battery electolytes.
** C-14 Radiolabelling as a screening method for drugs under development.
** Design optimisation of a 15 kW plasma torch and determining the scaling parameters for upscaling.
** CFD modelling of plasma equipment for a plasma waste to energy research facility.
** * Post-doctoral position
Minimum Requirements :
** MSc degree for doctoral scholarships.
** PhD degree for post-doctoral fellowships
** Previous research exposure in related fields (of the project for which is applied) will be a recommendation
Preference will be given to those who :
** Excel academically or show potential
** Have the ability to work in a team
** Can assist in building a high performance culture
Additional Information :
** CV’s must be accompanied by an original certified proof of copy of an identify document. No deviation from the minimum criteria will be accommodated.
** Successful applicants will be required to enter into contractual agreements with Necsa and the NRF.
** Preference will be given to Employment Equity Candidates.
** Only South African citizens will be considered for these opportunities.
** Appointments to these positions are dependent on successful completion of screening protocols, such as being declared medically fit, security clearance and qualification verifications.
To Apply :
** Submit applications before the closing date of 30 November 2016 to
** Fax No – (012) 305 5166 and E-mail – nupe.mosothoane AT necsa.co.za, cc vanessa.flame AT necsa.co.za .
Contact Address :
P O Box 582
Republic Of South Africa