Previous vacancies:

Two MSc students - Bush Encroachment

The Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management is seeking two highly motivated MSc students to investigate bush control/thinning and rehabilitation methods in degraded arid- and semi-arid Savanna rangelands of the Northern Cape and North-West Provinces, South Africa. The study will be carried out on sandy soil ecosystems in different land use systems for a period of 2-3 years.

One MSc student will mainly work on the encroachment of Senegalia mellifera (black thorn) and one MSc student on Rhigozum trichotomum (three thorn) encroachment at selected study sites in the two Provinces mentioned above.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2022

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the fields of:

  • Climate change, Air Quality and Impacts
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Ecological Interactions and Ecosystem Resilience
  • Spatial Planning, Development and Implementation
  • Disaster Risk Studies

View vacancy (The closing date for applications was the 14th of November 2022, new applications will no longer be accepted)