CSIR - Senior Researcher: Climate Change Mitigation Expert : Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)



Job Summary


•The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Researcher in Climate Services research group of Holistic Climate Change Impact Area, within the Smart Places cluster.
• The incumbent will join the air quality team and be responsible for dynamical air quality monitoring and modelling.
•The position requires a research focus on Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.
•The position Transcends boundaries of Engineering, combining environmental engineering, with non-engineering fields including architecture, economics and governance.
• The research contributes to a wide spectrum of urban engineering fields and a broad range of global cities, megacities.

Duties and Responsibilities


•Drive collaboration with key think-tanks and research institutes on innovative climate change mitigation policy, technologies, and innovation at national, sub-national and sectoral levels;
•Contribute to CSIR’s thought leadership on climate services, products, marketing materials and offerings;
•Lead the preparation and completion of proposals/deliverables for the corporate sector on economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting services and climate change mitigation solutions;
•Support business development activities through desktop research and developing materials to be shared with possible clients and partners;
•Identify levers such as global, country, and sub-national level climate mitigation policy to scale and mainstream the deployment of climate change mitigation responses;
•Lead the research Group on undertaking GHG emissions inventories, estimating GHG reductions; and developing strategies for reducing GHG emissions;
•Lead the active pursuance of CSIR contract research in the fields of climate change emerging technologies and GHG issues through proposal writing;
•Mentor and formally supervise the post-graduate research of candidate-researchers and researchers within the research group.

Qualifications and Experience


•A Master’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, or related field with at least ten years’ experience in these fields, OR
A Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, or related field with at least ten years’ experience in these fields;
•A Doctoral degree would be an added advantage;
•Extensive experience in undertaking GHG inventories;
•Extensive experience in air quality modelling;
•Experience with field testing instrumentation and calibration preferred.
•Proficient Computer Skills required.
•Effective organizational as well as written and verbal communication skills;
•Working knowledge of Linux operating systems;
•A recent and extensive publication record in the fields of southern African climate variability, climate change, mitigation, and adaptation;
•Skills in the communication of climate science to the general public, stakeholders and policy makers;
•Demonstrable experience and success in attracting R&D funding and the successful management of research projects;
•Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with others in a research group;
•Must have a valid driver’s licence.

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