PhD Research Trainee

Human Sciences Research Council

Western Cape, South Africa

36 MonthsContract

Sep 23

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) is a specialist research centre within the Human Sciences Research Council that is dedicated to producing policy relevant research and statistical analysis in the domain of science, technology and innovation. CeSTII has a vision to be a thought and practice leader as well as an acknowledged site of excellence in its field and aims to consolidate its position as a value-adding component of South Africas national innovation system. CeSTII seeks to appoint one PhD Research Intern who has studied and has an interest in the field of science, technology, innovation and development. The appointment is for a period of three years. The Internship Programme in the HSRC is meant to provide the successful candidates with an opportunity to further develop their research expertise by working with subject experts and project specialists. The internship experience is intensive and requires mature individuals who are able to work independently as well as in a team. The successful individuals will be required to balance day to day duties and responsibilities in CeSTII and the HSRC with PhD related work and complete their thesis within 3 years. Time is set aside for this purpose.Key responsibilities will include:Working as required on all aspects of the business innovation surveys in the formal and informal sectors, other surveys, and analysis of resultant survey and other data; Writing reports, fact sheets and policy briefs from survey work and other research projects; Producing peer reviewed research articles that appear in accredited journals;Assisting in organising and facilitating stakeholder workshops and other stakeholder engagements; Writing up research results for workshops/conferences, and presenting such research; Assisting in drafting proposals for funding applications; Making demonstrable progress towards the achievement of a Doctoral degree; Developing own personal academic competencies through formal and informal training activities; and Compilation of all specific duties and deliverables assigned in an individual performance- based contract.

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