Deadline: 31 August, 2020

African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town has announced a call for application for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF).

It was gathered that students will be motivated to work as part of a diverse research team, engage with decision-makers in food systems and conservation, and generate peer-reviewed publications.


  • The value of the fellowship is ZAR 330,000 per year, with extension for a second year dependent on performance and funding
  • Application for tax exemption of the fellowship stipend will be made by the university


  • A PhD, awarded within the previous five years, in Biodiversity, Food Systems, Agriculture Impact Modelling, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Ecology, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed research articles in international journals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Desire and ability to work in and coordinate an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Experience of handling large datasets
  • Excellent technical ability to code in R and/or Python, including analysis of biodiversity, agriculture, climate or other geospatial datasets

To apply and for more information, click here.

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