RESEARCH LEADER: INTEGRATED BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH
The candidate should be in possession of a PhD in a relevant field of biodiversity science. The ability to lead a research programme is essential. The candidate should have at least 10 years’ experience in biodiversity research, of which at least 5 years’ must be related to the management of research teams and the implementation of research projects. The candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to develop projects involving different institutions and disciplines in order to develop products that deal comprehensively with key issues affecting biodiversity.
A strong record of international peer-reviewed publications demonstrating recognition as an expert, both nationally and internationally is critical. Ability to carry out rigorous analysis of scientific information to provide evidence-based advice for policy and practice would be highly advantageous. Furthermore, the suitable candidate must be in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license, as well as be willing to travel. The ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and highly effective verbal and written communication capabilities are essential.
Salary commensurate with a range of inputs and outputs in terms of the SANBI career ladder for scientists.
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1) Portfolio of evidence (Scientists application form – obtained from our offices) must be accompanied by a letter motivating why the applicant should be favorably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant qualifications will not be considered). Portfolio of evidence template can be requested by email@example.com.
2) A skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
3) Applicants must also provide the full names, address and telephone number and if possible e-mail address of at least three referees.
4) Failure to submit the requested information and reference number will result in your application not being considered.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.
Please do not apply online for this position, please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Ms Kaashiefa Bassier on (021) 799 8878/8800 or preferably, forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV and certified qualifications via e-mail to email@example.com or fax 0865899569. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735.
Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.
If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their application unsuccessful.