Friday , March 17 2023

UCT Vacancies Cleaner – Coordinator Researcher Development Academy

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

We seek to appoint one experienced and qualified individual to the post of Coordinator: Researcher Development Academy (RDA) (in the Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering stream OR in the Social Sciences, Commerce, Law and Humanities stream), to coordinate and support Researcher Development programmes designed to meet the professional development needs of researchers, primarily, but not exclusively, at early career stage (including those related to postgraduate and postdoctoral development).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and design new researcher development material and programme content while refreshing and updating existing material and content where necessary
  • Support the implementation of a range of research grant and award opportunities as well as special projects
  • Keep abreast of both National and International researcher development developments and best practices.
  • Source UCT Academics, facilitators and presenters for the delivery of the relevant researcher development programmes
  • Build solid and lasting relationships with the research offices of other academic institutions with the view of mainstreaming the RDA’s researcher development initiatives at these institutions
  • Be integrally involved in formulating, organising and managing the annual RDA academic calendars through the identification of researchers needs in terms of skills and ensure the provision of the necessary courses

Job Requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of experience in the development and presentation of face-to-face, AND blended learning, AND online training material
  • Willingness to engage with new forms of technology that are relevant to Researcher Development programmes.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the SA Higher Education research environment either as an academic, researcher, research consultant or research project manager
  • Research publication record
  • Proven experience with the research funding environment (proposals & reports writing experience)
  • Ability to understand and adapt to a range of different research practices

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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