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News Item Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The Scientific Computing Research Unit (SCRU) (Deadline for Applications: 30 November 2013)
News Item Corporate and Private Sector Fundraiser
Endangered Wildlife Trust (Deadline for Applications: 18 November 2013)
News Item Centre Coordinator
Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Documentation Centre (Deadline for Applications: 2 December 2013)
News Item MSc and PhD Opportunities
Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown (Deadline for Applications: 15 January 2014)
News Item Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctorial Research Bursaries
University of KwaZulu-Natal (Applications are now open for 2014)
News Item Facilitating and conducting scenario planning under the LTAS climate futures
SANBI (Deadline for Applications: 29 November 2013)
News Item Project Manager
Sustainable Coffee Bay Non Profit Organisation (Deadline for Applications: 17 December 2013)
News Item WWF South Africa: Water Source Areas Programme Manager
WWF seeks to appoint a Water Source Areas Programme Manager, based in Newlands, Cape Town.
News Item Senior Manager - Quality Assurance and Project Management
Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC) is a national independent nonprofit educational service provider in South Africa that specialises in science, mathematics and technology education. Its main clients are provincial education departments, schools, educators and learners.
News Item South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
Call for registration on Research Assistants Database February - December 2014
News Item Internship for the SAEON Arid Node, Kimberley, Northern Cape
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme, in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates are offered opportunities to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. Applications are invited for the following position:
News Item Post-doctoral Fellowship - Evaluation of the control of ticks by Red-billed Oxpeckers on domesticated and wild stock
12 month position to start May 2014 with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) have partnered to offer an exciting position. The position will fall under the School of Life Sciences (UKZN) and forms an integral part of the EWT's Operation Oxpecker Project. The study area will be in the Limpopo province.
News Item 1 year internship (funded by the National Research Fund).
The CREW programme KZN node is looking to fill the post of 1 year internship (funded by the National Research Fund).
SAVANNA & ARID SCIENTIFIC SERVICES UNIT Based in Twee Rivieren, Kgalagadi CLOSING DATE: 8 April 2014
News Item Conservation Ecology Professional - Wildlife ACT
Looking for a conservation ecology professional with a master's degree in Biology/Zoology or relevant Ecology field. Need a minimum of 1 years experience in the field as well as ability to oversee other employees.
News Item Wildlife Monitor - Wildlife Act
Looking for a wildlife monitor with guiding, hunting or substantial bush experience. Person needs to have experience operating in rural and remote areas, as well as show potential or experience as a handyman.
News Item Research Assistant Early Stage Researcher - James Hutton Institute UK
Seed and seedling phenomics of native plant species Limited Term Appointment for 36 months: 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2017 *Salary is calculated under the provisions of the EU for the ESR positions in the Marie Curie Actions and is detailed on enquiry.
News Item Rangeland Ecology
A tenure-track position is open in The Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
News Item 12 Month PostDoc Position EU 7th Framework Programme
The PEOPLE Programme Four Dimensional Cultural Heritage World
News Item PROTEC: Science Educator - Science Laboratory
Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC) is a national independent nonprofit educational service provider in South Africa that specialises in science, mathematics and technology education. Its main clients are provincial education departments, schools, educators and learners. PROTEC INK seeks to appoint a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic Science Teacher to uplift the quality of Science Education and manages a Science Laboratory in KwaZulu-Natal.
News Item ISPRS - Co-Editor-in-Chief for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
The flagship journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) seeks a second Editor-in-Chief, responsible for optical remote sensing. Published by Elsevier B.V., the journal is one of the top ranked in remote sensing (impact factor 3.313 and 5-year impact factor 4.026). Due to splendid development over the past few years, a second Editor-in Chief is needed to work along with Editor-in-Chief Derek Lichti, University of Calgary, to further the journal’s aim to be a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision and other related fields. The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. A list of topic areas can be found at:
News Item AWARD: Systems and Climate Change Action Researcher
This fixed-term contract position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. The person who fills this position will form part of the AWARD team working on the USAID Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin Programme: Olifants (RESILIM-O), which aims to reduce vulnerability (of natural resources) through building improved trans-boundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to enhance the resilience of its people and ecosystems through systemic and social learning approaches. The focus is on water and biodiversity.
News Item Director: Biodiversity Assessments and Monitoring
(Level 13) Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Cape Town SANBI is looking for a highly motivated individual to provide vision and leadership for its biodiversity assessment and monitoring functions, including the National Biodiversity Assessment, which are carried out in partnership with other organisations in the sector.
News Item Director: Invasives Monitoring & Reporting
(Level 13) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town SANBI is looking for a highly motivated individual to provide vision and leadership for functions relating to monitoring and reporting on the status of invasive species and providing scientific support for policy and decision making relating to biological invasions.
News Item Peace Parks Foundation: Fund Development Manager
Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) a section 21 not for profit company established to facilitate the establishment and development of Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in southern Africa. PPF seeks to appoint a Fund Development Manager, based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. This is a three-year contract position.
News Item CDKN: Senior Project Manager - Climate Change
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is an initiative designed to support developing countries in tackling the challenges posed by climate change. We operate at the interface of climate and development, and science and policy-making to support climate compatible development. Our interventions provide four types of services to support policy processes: demand-led research, applied technical assistance, development of knowledge products and international negotiations support. Our Africa programme is hosted by SouthSouthNorth, based in Cape Town, South Africa. CDKN has been running for five years. We provide support to governments in Africa in our focus areas of climate resilience and low carbon development policy, increasing national access to climate finance and supporting a stronger representation in the international climate change negotiations. We do so cross-sectorally, or by taking a focused approach in the energy, water, agriculture and disaster risk management sectors.
News Item Communications Manager - The International Seed Federation
The International Seed Federation ( seeks a Communications Manager whose task will be to develop and execute a communications strategy for the seed industry. As the ISF Secretariat is a small team the role played will be varied and the candidate must be strong both in strategic thinking and execution.
Based at the Grasslands-Forests- Wetlands Node in Pietermaritzburg Field Technicians together with scientists develop the observation platform and collect data as part of the process to provide long-term reliable data that will be used for scientific research and decision making. These collections will assist the Node to deliver on its objectives.
News Item Junior Research Associate in Biodiversity Conservation
Stellenbosch University Faculty of AgriSciences
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