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Marine Scientist: Remote Sensing

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Claremont,
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 06/08/2021
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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Directory Entry : Conservation and Ecology Jobs in South Africa with...The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
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The South African National Botanical Institute (SANBI) is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to provide technical support to the Biodiversity Assessment Directorate.  This includes research support through conducting literature reviews, conducting analyses and contributing to the development of research methodologies, the application of remote sensing technology in the marine environment, supporting marine ecosystem mapping and assessment through involvement in relevant SANBI fora, and supporting education and outreach activities.

Appointment requires at least a BSc (honours) degree in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences, Ecology, Biology, Botany or Zoology.  This qualification must have at least 1 year work experience in a related field.

The incumbent must have knowledge of and experience in the application of remote sensing in the marine environment, and experience working with ocean colour data, working with high-resolution Sentinel imagery, proficiency in Geographic Information Systems and in using satellite processing software (eg. SNAP) as well as data inventory and management.

The incumbent must be able to write reports,  be skilled in scientific writing as well as have experience in MS Office, and have a code B/C1 driver’s license with at least one year driving experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide research support to the Marine Programme with a focus on fresh water inputs into the marine environment;
  • The extraction, collation, analysis, management and visualization of remote sensing data for the marine environment;
  • Support efforts to improve the national ecosystem map and assessment;
  • Provide support for human capital development, science and engagement .

Please Note:
1) Portfolio of evidence (Scientists application form) must be accompanied by a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant qualifications will not be considered).  Portfolio of evidence template can be requested by email to recruitmentct@sanbi.org.za

2) A skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process.

3) Applicants must also provide the full names, address and telephone number and if possible e-mail address of at least three referees.

4) Failure to submit the requested information and reference number will result in your application not being considered.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups.

Contact Ms Kaashiefa Bassier on Tel: +27 (0)21 799 8878/8800 for any queries for purposes of clarity. Applications consisting of the completed application form, motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications are to be submitted via an e-mail to recruitmentct@sanbi.org.za

Postal applications must be addressed to:
Deputy Director: Human Resources
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Private Bag X7

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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