Saturday , December 2 2023


Website South African National Biodiversity Institute - SANBI

Job Description:

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate to join the SANBI Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring Division to support research under Work package 4 (Benthic Mapping) of the Mission Atlantic Project. The bursary will cover three years or less if there are suitable existing candidates who have made progress on their post-graduate studies in this context. The student must register at a South African University. Collaboration with other institute(s) in the Mission Atlantic work packages are also encouraged.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake research and synthesise literature and potential data sources through demonstrated research experience.
  • A PhD proposal must be developed that will help advance the knowledge base and methodology for the identification, classification, mapping, modelling and management of VME’s in South Africa. A willingness to engage in predictive modelling in a local and international context is essential. Knowledge of the local context in terms of potential VME indicators and eco-certification application are advantageous.
  • Candidates must qualify for a PhD in the field of marine biodiversity with a willingness to focus on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME’s) and predictive modelling of any VME species.
  • The bursary is open to South African students who qualify to register for a PhD at a South African University.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Biodiversity Institute – SANBI

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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