University of Cape Town Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Energy Efficiency and Bioenergy Production

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Chemical Engineering
Course Level: Graduate (postdoctoral)
Provider: University of Cape Town
Country to Study in: South Africa

Fellowship Description
The University of Cape Town has a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships announced and normally awarded to individuals within five years of having achieved a doctoral degree.

An opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher focused on the techno-economics of energy efficiency and bio-energy production in Africa is currently available (2010-2011 academic sessional year). The minimum duration of this fellowship is one year, and a minimum scholarship amount per annum free of income tax has been granted for the position.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows are individuals who undertake research and gain professional experience for a future academic career, under the supervision and mentorship of a Principal Investigator. Eligible applicants are invited and encouraged to apply.

University of Cape Town Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Candidates with experience in process modeling, optimization of energy efficiency through heat integration and/or pinch analysis, together with techno-economics of industrial processes are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility groups
Citizens of sub-Saharan countries are eligible

Participating Institution(s)
Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering; University of Cape Town; South Africa

Fields of study
The position will focus on bio-energy production in conjunction with improved process energy efficiency to reduce the carbon footprint of industrial and energy sectors in South Africa.

This research group within which the candidate will work is currently collaborating with public and private funders on the development of more energy efficient industrial processes and the production of various types of bio-energy. Implementation of such improvements require a thorough understanding of the economics of various technical process improvements, so as to determine the level of energy efficiency and bio-energy substitution that can be justified through investment analysis. The research work will combine technical and economic aspects of energy efficiency and bio-energy production.

Number of awards
Only one position has been announced for the 2010-2011 year

Sponsorship duration
The fellowship is available for a minimum period of one year, starting 1 January 2010

Fellowship benefits
A minimum scholarship of ZAR180,000.00 per annum has been granted for the position and, provided that the necessary procedures are put in place, this amount will be free of income tax

Method of Application
Individuals who are interested in pursuing this postdoctoral research fellowship at UCT can contact the Faculty Office or academic department responsible (i.e. Engineering & the Built Environment) for this advertised area of research-interest.

It is important to download and carefully read through the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Advert(PDF) and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship programme. And also on how to apply for it.

All applications must be postmarked the 12th December 2010 in order to be considered by the committee

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa.

UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and its Law and Commerce Faculties are consistently placed among the hundred best internationally.

Application Deadline: 12 December 2010
Open to International Students: No (ONLY Africans)

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