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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC): Doctoral (Ph.D.) Research Internships Programme 2021

Human Science Research Council (HSRC)

HSRC invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Doctoral (Ph.D.) Research Internships Programme 2021

  • Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Job Details:

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) within the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated post graduate student as a Doctoral (PhD) Researcher Trainee in its Pretoria Offices.

The period for the appointment is 3 years (36 months) during which the successful candidate is expected to advance his/her doctoral studies in either sustainable development, peace and security, science innovation, or gender studies in Africa

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a research team on all aspects of conducting research, surveys, and the analysis of resultant data;
  • Assist in meeting the AISA targets;
  • Make demonstrable progress towards the achievement of a Doctoral degree;
  • Develop own personal academic competencies through formal and informal training activities;
  • Write up research results for conference presentations, research reports, and manuscripts for publication;
  • Commit to and participate in clear research trainee mentoring and capacity development activities.

Key requirements for the position:

  • Be in possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Be registering or have registered as a Ph.D. candidate at a recognized university.
  • An interest in research on Africa that seeks to extend and enhance the use and impact of scientific research;
  • Evidence of sound analytical, research, writing, and publication abilities will be an advantage.
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, and interest in a research career that includes working in trans-, inter, and multi-disciplinary research projects and teams.
  • South African Citizen.

In your application, please include:

  • Your CV and a certified copy of your ID,
  • A letter of motivation, and
  • The details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax, and e-mail contact details).
  • Ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying.

Note: The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

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