Doctoral Studentship Job Opportunity At The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.
About the job:
The CSIR has vacancy for Doctoral Studentship in the Laser Enabled Manufacturing research group under the Manufacturing Cluster within the Advanced Production and Security Division. The Doctoral student will need to conduct original research in Laser Shock Peening. The position is based in Pretoria
- Prepare a research proposal to be approved by both the CSIR and a local University;
- Conduct focused scientific R&D to solve complex and novel problems in the technology discipline aligned to key local industrial projects as per the project proposal;
- Produce high quality internationally peer-reviewed publications based on the research topic;
- Compile a Doctoral thesis and defend the work successfully;
- Contribute to funding proposals and reports;
- Contribute to extra activities that may be outside the scope of the doctoral research as per the needs of the research group. The amount of such work shall be limited to twenty percent of the total time. This may include engineering efforts, administrative tasks, and laboratory work.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
- A Master’s degree in mechanical, industrial, aeronautical, mechatronic, metallurgical, or materials engineering and applications can also be made while in the final year of the prior degree on condition that the degree is completed before the commencement the studentship;
- Knowledge related to structural integrity, fatigue, residual stress, laser materials processing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), machine automation, advanced manufacturing technology;
- An ability to critically solve problems, work independently;
- Excellent English writing and oral communication skills;
- An academic track record (presentation of work at conferences, publication of peer reviewed research papers)
Applicants must attach the following documents:
- A cover letter showing how the applicant’s expertise, experience and interests are relevant to the project
- Certified copies of the applicant’s latest academic results or transcript;
- Certified copies of tertiary qualifications;
- Curriculum vitae;
- If applicable, proof of registration from the university or a confirmation letter from the university supervisor that they are willing to be involved in the candidate supervision.
Closing date: 15 February 2023
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.
For more info, please email us at Recruitment01@csir.co.za. Please do-not send your applications to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.
The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.