Call for registration on Research Assistant’s Database (Contract position)

28 February 2018 - 4:00pm

SANBI manages a database of unemployed students including new graduates who are interested in periodically working as research assistants to our scientists and post graduate students.

We invite interested individuals who will be available for occasional work during February – December 2018 to register on our database. Formal qualifications are a prerequisite, however we will under exceptional circumstances consider individuals who have no formal tertiary qualifications. Some experience and, in the case of fieldwork, enthusiasm for working outdoors, are important considerations.

Applicants must be South African citizens or have valid South African permanent residency.

This is an opportunity to gain practical research experience of South Africa’s rich biodiversity, and to work with established scientists. However appointment is funding and need dependent.

Compensation will be determined by the guidelines as outlined in the SANBI Research Assistants Policy (rates range between R30.00 and R95.00 per hour, depending on qualification – 8 hours per day maximum).


Please fill in attached application form and forward a brief CV (not more than 2 pages), certified copies of your academic record, highest qualification, ID and/or permanent residency, driver’s license and reference letter to with the Subject: Research Assistant application or fax to 086 589 9569. Postal applications may be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735For more information, please contact Ms Zena Appollis on (021) 7998647/8800.

(Reference Number: RA/2018/001)

Please note that attachments may not exceed 10MB.

Please note that registration on the database will be required annually. If your details need to be updated please resubmit an updated application form. Current names on the database will be discarded unless a renewed application is submitted.

28 February 2018 - 4:00pm
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