Vacancies

Post: Full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship through the NRF Marine and Coastal Research Grants programme. 
Seascape nursery project - postdoc advert
The fellowship is available immediately and runs for two years (2020-2021). The selected applicant will be based in Port Elizabeth at the Ocean Sciences Campus, Nelson Mandela University.

Key responsibilities:

• Investigate shallow-water seascape connectivity as part of a larger program assessing multihabitat structure and use/dependence for juvenile fishes within Algoa Bay.
• Play an active role as an investigator in all aspects of this research project, particularly the fish surveys using remote underwater videos (RUVs).
• Assist in capacity development at SAIAB through active interaction, co-supervision and collaboration with post-graduate students and interns.


Minimum criteria:

• A PhD degree in a relevant discipline such as marine biology, ichthyology or related field
(obtained within five years of submitting this application).
• Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to conduct laboratory and field work in aquatic environments and ability to swim.
• Ability to work independently.
• Strong written and oral communication skills with a minimum of 3 ISI rated publications in a relevant discipline and presentations at various conferences.
• Interest in ecosystem connectivity with a strong statistical proficiency in habitat modelling or other relevant statistical techniques.

Desirable criteria:

• Attention to detail.
• Small boat operating experience.
• First Aid training.
• Student supervision and mentoring experience.

Application deadline:

  • The project will start in early 2020 and the application process will close once a suitable applicant has been identified.

Applications and enquiries:
If you are interested in applying please submit the following documentation to Dr Nicola James (n.james[at]saiab.ac.za):
• A letter of motivation, detailing your relevant experience and research interests, current research activities as well as your interest in this project
• Latest academic transcript
• A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two references
• Proof of completion of PhD

 NRF-SAIAB reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to this position as advertised. Final appointments are dependent on approval by the NRF.

 Please see the attached advert for details: Link available here