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:

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:

The position is a one year (12 month) contract.
The intern will be based at the Tierberg Karoo Research Centre, Prince Albert.

The duties will include:
• Assisting with field work at the Tierberg Karoo Research Centre;
• Data capture and data-related tasks;
• Assistance with administrative duties, and science education outreach.

Requirements:
• A completed post-graduate science degree (preferably an MSc), majoring in Ecology, Vegetation studies or Conservation.
• Language proficiency in English, Afrikaans and other local languages.
• Technical skills related to environmental monitoring, and able to conduct field work in remote areas.

Remuneration:
• Interns will receive a monthly salary depending on their level of qualification.
• Relocation costs will be for the candidate’s own expense.

Enquiries and applications consisting of a detailed CV, copies of recent qualifications and a covering letter must be sent to Dr. Joh Henschel, Manager SAEON Arid Lands Node, at henschel@saeon.ac.za. Closing date for applications is 21 February 2014.

SAEON is committed to employment equity and redress. SAEON reserves the right not to make an appointment to the position as advertised.

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