Job Description :
A leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives currently has a vacancy for a Principal Researcher / Engineer in the Bio-
refinery and Forest Products Research Group within the Natural Resources and Environment Unit. The position is located in Durban, South Africa.
The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field, preferably Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with at least seven years of experience and competence in research related to the research group focus.
Good background experience in biomass processing for industrial applications, experience in technology development and transfer, techno-
economic and process modelling skills and experience, evidence of a national or preferably international research profile and associated network.
Position details :
The role is focused on developing new knowledge, technologies and human capital to enable renewed development in the forest and waste biomass sectors that aligns with a green economy transition in South Africa and the Region.
The R&D focuses on three interconnected areas :
Chemical fractionation technologies to create more diverse and valuable raw materials from biomass.
Technologies to create products from waste biomass or biomass by-products.
Cleaner and more efficient technologies / methods that improve the competitiveness of the forest products sector.
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Company Description :
Africa’s premier research and knowledge organisation offering fast-tracked career development through further advanced studies and the career satisfaction of creating the innovations and technology of tomorrow.
They pride themselves on being a world-class African research and development organisation that is geared to solving Africa’s and South Africa’s problems today and in the future.
They undertake directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans and Africans.
The key issues that they address through various interventions include : creating a vibrant economy and employment opportunities as well as contributing to the development of economic and social infrastructure like transport, energy, water resources and ICT networks.
They look for the smartest, highly-skilled and highly-educated in their respected fields and ensure that all their programs and initiatives are well-
supported and well-funded. In this research-driven, innovative, dream-big environment, the stellar career path they offer will ensure exposure to different industries and partners as well as the finest research and conference invitations both locally and internationally.
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Principal Researcher Engineer : Bio-refinery and Forest Products, Durban Ref : 1027279-9
Principal Researcher Engineer
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