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Job title :Centre Head: Energy Research Centre Reference :308366
Company :Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Professional Sector : Industry Sector : Science and Technology
Location : Pretoria
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00 Cost To Company
Applications open :2017-07-23Applications close :2017-08-31
Job Description

The CSIR is a public research institution with campuses located in several cities in South Africa, with its headquarters in Pretoria. Its current energy activities consist of research in decision support and energy efficiency, technology development in advanced battery materials, concentrating solar power, biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies plus clean coal. The CSIR is committed to establishing an integrated energy portfolio through research/technology platforms in generation conversion, storage, distribution, energy management with policy and decision support.

In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for leading a world-class integrated energy research centre. As a prerequisite, applicants must have extensive industry and fundraising experience in the energy sector, with management of R&D programmes as an added advantage. The successful candidate will be responsible for the articulation of the strategic vision of the energy R&D, leading a world-class Centre for Energy Research, and providing leadership in the implementation of the strategy.
Candidates must be in possession of a Doctorate in Science or Engineering and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the energy sector, at least 5 of which should have been in the industry. Extensive knowledge of the energy field and record of developing industrial relationships for technology development and deployment are essential. The ability to think strategically and a record of delivering against operational and strategic objectives are further requirements.


Should you meet the above requirements, please go to www.csir.co.za/vacancies and select reference number, 308366  for full details and to apply.

Closing date: 31 August 2017

Please note that feedback will be given to short-listed candidates only.