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Postdoc - UKZN

The Remote Sensing and the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) groups within the Schools of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Life Sciences - Pietermaritzburg Campus are pleased to announce a fixed-term Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in full-time postdoctoral studies under the supervisory team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Environmental Science, Geography, Remote Sensing/GIS, Ecology, Land/Natural Resources Management, with strong evidence of remote sensing of climate in urban landscapes.

  • Analytical GIS and or Remote Sensing with basic programming skills.

  • A proven research record as evidenced by some recent publications in peer-reviewed ISI/DHET rated journals.

  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • The candidate must have completed his/her PhD within five years of the appointment being made.

The fellowship is funded by the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) grant from the Wellcome Trust, for 10 months, worth R230 000 (R23 000 per month).

Candidates who are self-motivated, rigorous, and responsible with a track record showing ability to conduct independent research and publications in reputable journals are encouraged to apply. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 December 2022, however, this advert will remain open until the position is filled. Please send your applications to Precious Nciliba - Email:

Enquiries and details regarding the post may be directed to Prof. John Odindi at email: Tel: +27 33 260 5539.

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