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[Met-jobs] Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:51:10 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow / Senior
Research Fellow specialising in Climate Change Scenarios, Vulnerability,
Impacts and Adaptation, at the African Climate and Development
Initiative (ACDI), Faculty of Science.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a Southern
African regional research team, within the broader ASSAR (Adaptation at
Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) multi-region research project, and for
cross-region research synthesis across other ASSAR regional research
projects (West Africa, East Africa, South Asia). The post involves both
research management and supervision, as well as significant personal
research.

ASSAR is a five year research project that aims to deepen understanding
of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions, and what
is needed to transform current adaptation practice to a mode that
achieves proactive, widespread adaptation. ASSAR is funded through the
IDRC/DFID CARIAA (Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia)
programme, with a total budget of CAD$13.5M.

This is a full-time, fixed-term Academic research appointment,
equivalent to Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, for four and half years.

Requirements:
•PhD degree in relevant subject related to climate change scenarios,
vulnerability, impacts and/or adaptation.
•At least three years post-doctoral research experience in climate
change vulnerability, impacts and/or adaptation.
•A strong publication record, commensurate with research experience.
•Skills and capacity to work in an interdisciplinary research
environment, and lead an interdisciplinary research team.
•Experience of collaborative research and/or engagement with policy
makers, practitioners and/or local communities.

Responsibilities include:
•Research management, with support from project PIs, which includes: (i)
design of research programmes, (ii) overseeing implementation of
research, (iii) leading on research-level interactions between southern
African and other regional research programmes; (iv) research reporting,
internal knowledge management and research into use activities.
•Research, including: (i) field and desk-based research related to the
regional research programme; (ii) writing up regional research into
working papers and journal papers; (iii) assist and work with other
researchers to design, write and edit working papers; (iv) work with
consortium partners in cross-consortia activities such as write-shops,
journal special issues and researcher training; (v) contribute research
data to the knowledge management system.
•Research communication, including: work with communications staff in
conceptualizing, designing, providing content for, and reviewing,
communications products.
•Supervision and mentoring of junior researchers, including: (i) junior
post-doc fellows; (ii) PhD students; (iii) Masters student projects.
•Note that extensive travel will be expected.
Advantageous experience includes:
•Previous research experience in Southern Africa
•Education, training and/or research experience that spans the natural
science and socio-economic science aspects of climate change
•Research project management or coordination.

The annual remuneration package (for 2014), including benefits, is
between R 436 192 – R 500 000. The remuneration will be dependent on the
level of appointment.

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and
all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the
subject line “CARIAA Research Fellow: Climate Vulnerability, Impacts and
Adaptation” followed by the reference number to Ms Celeste Booysen at
recruitment05@uct.ac.za <mailto:recruitment05@uct.ac.za>

An application form can also be downloaded at
<http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc>

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be
regarded as incomplete.

Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town,
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700.

Telephone: +27 21 650 2220Departmental website: <http://www.acdi.uct.ac.za>

Reference number: SR 616/16Closing date: 28 February 2014

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress.
Our Employment Equity Policy is available at
<http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf>

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