Deadline: 20 Nov 2023

Published: 14 Nov 2023

Contact: Ms Natasha Khan

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for the position of Research Officer: Modelling for Marine Sustainability. This appointment is for a full-time, soft-funded, 3-year contract (T2) starting in January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team of researchers focused on multi-disciplinary work in the field of marine sustainability. The department is looking for a researcher with keen interest and proven expertise in diverse marine ecosystem modelling techniques with particular applications in Southern African marine contexts.

Requirements for the position:

  • PhD in a relevant field such as biological/oceanographic/climate science
  • Post-PhD experience (at least three to five years) in developing and working with marine ecosystem modelling frameworks and system modelling (e.g. Atlantis, Ecopath with Ecosim).
  • Research experience within the context of fisheries in southern Africa
  • Demonstrable proficiency in quantitative data analysis
  • A strong publication record with papers in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
  • Planning and organisational skills

How To Apply?

  • UCT Application Form (download at
  • Motivation letter, and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)