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CSIR: Internship – Doctoral Studentship Programme 2021 / 2022

CSIR Invites Unemployed Graduates and Students to Apply for the Internship – Doctoral Studentship Programme 2021 / 2022

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: Not Specified

Job Description

The CSIR annually offers a linked Internship-Studentship through the Southern Ocean Carbon-Climate Observatory (SOCCO), an interdisciplinary programme hosted by Smart Places. These opportunities 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 oceanography, physics, marine biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. Interns need to perform and qualify for the Doctoral studentship programme, apply for an NRF bursary and gain admission to a university. 

These opportunities will be based in Cape Town.

Focus Area:

Ocean Carbon – Climate and CO2:
The coupling between physics and biogeochemistry 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.


  • 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.

How to Apply?

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