Research coordinator for the Durban Research Action Partnership

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
RESEARCH COORDINATOR FOR THE DURBAN RESEARCH ACTION PARTNERSHIP
(PEROMNES GRADE 8)
THREE YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT
SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES
PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS
REF NO. LS03/2017

The School seeks a Research Coordinator to assist the NRF Chair in the successful implementation of the eThekwini-UKZN research partnership by coordinating all research activities related to the Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP).

The Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) is a research partnership of the eThekwini Municipality’s Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (EPCPD) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

The incumbent will be responsible for conducting and coordinating research, ensuring general coordination and communication across the team, liaising with eThekwini Municipality, contributing to research, documenting progress and communicating outcomes of the partnership.

The line manager for this post will be the South African Research Chair in Ecosystem health and biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape (SARChI).

Minimum requirements:
– Masters in Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences or a closely related field
– Evidence of experience in working with diverse stakeholder research teams
– At least one year experience in research project management and coordination
– A valid drivers’ license

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo a skills test.

Enquiries and details regarding this post, as well as requests for a job profile may be directed to Professor CT Downs on 033 260 5127 or downs@ukzn.ac.za

The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 June 2017.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available on the Vacancies website at www.ukzn.ac.za. Completed forms and Curriculum Vitae may be sent to Recruitment-aes@ukzn.ac.za.

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