July 17, 2024

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The CSIR has Doctoral Scholarships in the Ocean Systems and Climate Research Group, within the Southern Ocean Carbon-Climate Observatory (SOCCO), which is hosted by Smart Places.

The scholarships are in a range of disciplines that address the research needs of earth systems science with a focus on the oceans, which includes research in physics, marine biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, oceanography, biological sciences and engineering. These opportunities will be based in Cape Town.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOCCO
Please visit: http://www.socco.org.za

FOCUS AREA
Ocean Carbon – Climate and CO2 : The coupling between physics and biogeochemistry that leads to a better understanding of the links between CO2 and Climate.

Ocean Biogeochemistry: Phytoplankton primary production in relation to Fe and light availability.

Ocean Bio-optics: Research towards the development of new and improved ocean colour algorithms for the Southern Ocean.

Computational Oceanography/Numerical Modelling: Evaluating Southern Ocean model simulations using high performance computing, computer skills in model performance, dataset analysis and visualisation.

REQUIREMENTS
A Master’s degree in biological sciences, computer science, statistics, oceanography, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering;
Basic computer science and coding experience (e.g. Matlab / Python) will be advantageous;
An understanding of basic statistics for the processing of large datasets will be advantageous;
Knowledge/familiarity with performing data processing, analysis and visualisation on Matlab or Python beneficial;
Effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation);
Be independent and able to work under pressure.

APPLICANTS MUST ATTACH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS
Copies of academic results (including the latest academic results or transcript);
Copies of tertiary qualifications and identity document;
CV (highlighting relevant skills and experience) and cover letter.

HOW TO APPLY
For more info, please Recruitment01@csir.co.za

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