SAPRI Seafloor Instrument Technician

NRF-SAIAB seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate as a seafloor research technician within the South African Polar Research Infrastructure (SAPRI) consortium and Marine Remote Imagery Platform (MARIP). The primary purpose of the position is to support activities associated with the Seafloor component of SAPRI and MARIPs research and administration.

Contract type: Long Term Contract

Job Level: Junior

Work Location: Makhanda/Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Closing Date: 10 November 2023

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

(REFRESH: Systematics and taxonomy – African freshwater fishes)

This is an opportunity for an early-career fish taxonomist to integrate molecular and morphological data for comprehensive taxonomic revisions of species within selected families of freshwater fishes in southern Africa using the largest collection of voucher specimens and DNA tissue samples on the African continent.

The NRF-SAIAB is offering a two year full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting January 2024. The value of the fellowship is R240 000 per annum (R480 000). The successful applicant will be based at SAIAB in Makhanda.


Applications must be received on or before Friday 24 November 2023. Award decision will be communicated to the successful candidate by mid December 2023. The NRF-SAIAB is committed to a holistic approach towards a modern transformation of the knowledge enterprise, based on excellence, impact, redress and diversity.


Please direct all inquiries to Dr Albert Chakona (; Tel: +27 46 603 5800).

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SAIAB reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to this position as advertised.