IT In-service Training Opportunity at CSIR

By on January 24, 2014
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The CSIR: Meraka Institute has a number of vacancies for In-service Trainees. The unit positions itself as the strategic science, engineering and technology (SET) partner of state departments, particularly, the department of Science and Technology.

The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

The unit has a number of positions for outstanding undergraduate students in the following competency domains:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Other related areas

 Key responsibilities:

  • Design, plan and execute (development) research projects under supervision;
  • Assist in technology testing;
  • Contribute to the writing of reports and manuscripts;
  • Present data and results in a poster format or orally.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • The minimum education qualification is at least two years’ completed theoretical component of a national diploma or a Bachelor’s degree in all the disciplines listed above. Students currently studying will be considered only if the training schedule will not affect their academic calendar.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of theory with the ability to apply knowledge.
  • Programming experience in any of the following: Java, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, JQuery Mobile, Ruby, Python.
  • A strong work ethic (e.g. accountability and reliability) and the ability to work under supervision within a dynamic team environment.
  • The following competencies are critical for this position:
  • Innovation;
  • Sound technical knowledge;
  • Integrity;
  • Lateral thinking ability; and
  • Knowledge and appreciation of a cross-disciplinary project team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute across the boundaries imposed by classical scientific disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving the ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally.

How to apply

Click here to apply online.

Closing date:31 January 2014

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