Organisation : Fitz Patrick Institute of African Ornithology
Announcement : Post Doctoral Fellowship
Applicable for : South African Students
Last Date : 30th May 2017
Post Doctoral Fellowship :
Project : Western Indian Ocean seabirds and climate change
Project focal area: Climate change scenario modelling and seabird foraging ecology
Related : Melanotanza Scholarship : www.southafricain.com/7458.html
** We invite applications for the above full-time research opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, a world-renowned, national Centre of Excellence (CoE) in ornithological research with a strong emphasis on postgraduate studies.
** The tenure of the Fellowship is for up to two years, providing there is satisfactory academic progress in the first year.
** The project will be run through BirdLife South Africa, in association with the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Conditions of the award of a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCT are :
(i) Postdoctoral fellowships are only available to Individuals who have achieved a doctoral degree in a relevant subject within the past 5 years;
(ii) Applicants may not previously have held full-time professional or academic employment;
(iii) The successful incumbent may, as part of their professional development, be required to participate in departmental activities including limited student supervision and duties incidental thereto; and
(iv) the successful incumbent will be required to comply with UCT’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.
** The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum, renewable for a second year dependent on satisfactory academic progress.
** Some assistance with relocation costs can be provided, if needed.
** The Fellowship is compliant with the SARS guidelines and rules and is exempt from taxation.
How to apply :
** To apply, please send a CV (including your academic record, publication list and the names and contact details of two academic referees) and a short motivation letter to Hilary Buchanan at hilary.buchanan AT uct.ac.za (subject ‘your surname’ Seabirds and Climate Change Post Doc).
** Informal enquires can be directed to Peter Ryan: peter.ryan AT uct.ac.za or Ross Wanless ross.wanless AT birdlife.org.za
** Closing date is 30th May 2017 (possible interviews to be held in June 2017)
** UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress.
** UCT reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications, and reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.