Doctoral Studentship: Climate Change impacts on Renewable Energy Resources

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

South Africa 🇿🇦

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

Doctoral Studentship: Climate Change impacts on Renewable Energy Resources

About the Scholarship:

The CSIR has Doctoral Scholarship in the Energy Supply and Demand Research Group, within the Energy Centre, which is hosted by Smart Places. The scholarship will advance our understanding on the potential climate change impacts on renewable energy technologies in terms of the changes in the resource, energy capture and the implications for project economics. The study is part of a project which covers a range of disciplines that address the research needs of (renewable and conventional) energy system and its climate sensitivity across timescales ranging from weather to climate change. The incumbent will have a chance to work with the project team in multidisciplinary environment. The position will be based in Pretoria.

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Focus area:

Climate change impacts on Renewable Energy Resources: to assess local climate impacts on Energy Systems, or to assess cross-sectoral impacts involving the nexus between water, energy and climate.


  • A Master’s degree in natural sciences, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, meteorology, or engineering;
  • Basic computer science and coding experience (particularly R, and Python) will be advantageous;
  • An understanding of basic statistics for the processing of large datasets will be advantageous;
  • Knowledge/familiarity with performing data processing, analysis and visualisation on R, Python beneficial;
  • Effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation);
  • Independent, teamwork and work under pressure attributes are desired for the positon, and experience in this regard will be advantageous.

Applicants must attach the following documents:

  • Copies of academic results (including the latest academic results or transcript);
  • Copies of tertiary qualifications and identity document;
  • CV (highlighting relevant skills and experience) and cover letter.

Closing date: 24 November 2021


For more info, please contact email us at [email protected] Please do-not send application to this mailbox, it is for inquiries only.

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.





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