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SANBI and the University of the Western Cape are offering postdoctoral fellowship in the development of a South African or southern African Biodiversity Informatics Research Strategy. South African applicants can apply for this fellowship. Duration of fellowship is of one years 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 driver’s license. Email all documents by 31 October 2013.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is awarded in 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 at University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral level at University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Scholarship Provider: SANBI and the University of the Western Cape

Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:-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 driver’s license.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: South Africans applicants can apply for this postdoctoral fellowship.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): 12 month position with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months.

What does it cover? Funding covers R 315 000 p.a. pro rata (living expenses and registration).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Please find attached a cover sheet to accompany each application. Applicants are required to highlight in their applications how they see their skills being applied to the above-mentioned research area and the types of questions they are interested in addressing. The application is to include a full CV; certified copies of ID and academic record; a letter of reference; and an example publication. Send all documents with “SA Biodiversity Informatics research strategy post-doc” in the subject line.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31 October 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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