Post-Doctoral Fellow

Human Sciences Research Council

Gauteng, South Africa

36 MonthsContract

Jul 9

In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Human and Social Capabilities research programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, three-quarters of which are donor-funded. The Human and Social Capabilities division conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research to improve health, well-being and promote a socially just and cohesive society.In this context we offer Post-Doctoral Fellowships with the aim of providing candidates with the opportunity to gain intensive experience in the research practice environment and to publish the findings of their dissertations in peer-reviewed journalsPost-Doctoral Fellow - 1 position3-year contract(REF: HSC Post-Doc 07/2021) Contributing to the sustainable growth of the research programme portfolio; Publishing scholarly journal articles;Supporting the development of contacts and relationships with colleagues in academic institutions, government organizations and the wider research community;Supporting effective participation in multidisciplinary research teams and partnerships;Assisting with proposals and grant applications to undertake funded research;Assisting in delivering research within specified budgets and to deadline; Assisting in mentoring interns and research assistants;Supporting initiatives to promote the strategic objectives of the HSRC;Contributing to discussion in HSRC and HSC-wide activities.

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