Western Indian Ocean Early Career Scientists Network

2024 SeaMap Postdoctoral Fellowship

Duration: 1 Year

Start: January 2024

Location: SAEON Egagasini, Cape Town

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2023

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow to join the SeaMap project hosted at SAEON Egagasini in Cape Town. SeaMap is a project funded through the SANBI Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF). More about SeaMap can be found here. The successful candidate will lead research to update the state of South African marine invertebrate knowledge and priorities and provide support on several SeaMap deliverables.


The postdoctoral fellowship is open to any South African citizen who has completed a PhD degree in marine biodiversity science by 31st December 2023 and received their official PhD certificate or a signed letter from the University Faculty by this date. Experience in marine invertebrate taxonomy and biodiversity will be preferred. A well-developed network of collaborators in South African marine science institutions and a track record in publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts will be advantageous.

The postdoctoral fellow will be hosted at the SAEON Egagasini Node, Cape Town and will report directly to the SeaMap PI Dr Lara Coordinator Ms Safiyya Sedick. The fellowship will commence on 3rd January 2024 and conclude on 31st December 2024.

Application procedure:

Applications must include a full CV, certified copies of ID and academic records including award of PhD, two referee letters and a letter of motivation describing the applicant’s suitable skills and experience for this postdoc, achievement highlights as PDF attachments to Ms Safiyya Sedick (s.sedick@saeon.nrf.ac.za) and copied to Ms Londiwe Mabuza (lm.mabuza@saeon.nrf.ac.za)
subject line by 5pm on Friday 3rd November 2023.

SAEON reserves the right not to fill this fellowship. If no response has been received by 1st December 2023, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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