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Doctoral Studentship Opportunity At CSIR


The CSIR has a Doctoral Studentship opportunity in the Emerging Digital Technologies for Fourth Industrial Revolution (EDT4IR) Research Centre, within the Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions Cluster.

Doctoral Studentship: Artificial Intelligence Technologies

The Doctoral student needs to conduct original research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by demonstrating theoretical and application aspects of AI techniques. This opportunity is based in Pretoria.

Qualification Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in computer science/engineering, electronic engineering, or any information technology related fields;
  • The ability to generate research questions and hypotheses: Review, critique and synthesize a body of research, identifying significant gaps in knowledge, methods, and study subjects to develop research questions and testable hypotheses;
  • Effectively communicate issues, research findings and implications of research verbally and in writing to appropriate professional and public audiences;
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who take ownership and initiative and have the willingness to learn;
  • The ability to work well under pressure as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Good knowledge of digital ledger technologies;
  • A good peer-reviewed publication record will be advantageous.

How To Apply

  • An abstract of research statement/philosophy (maximum two pages) that highlights the problem statement, research questions, research objectives and expected outputs/outcomes/impact of the research;
  • Certified copies of the applicant’s latest academic results or transcript;
  • Certified copies of tertiary qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • If applicable, proof of registration from university or confirmation letter from university supervisor that he is willing to involve in the candidate supervision.

Closing date: 08 February 2022


Opportunity Closing Date

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