CSIR Masters Bursary (Required: Honours in chemistry, applied chemistry or material sciences)

The CSIR has a bursary opportunity in the Hydrogen Centre of South Africa Infrastructure research group within the Energy Centre of the Smart Places Cluster. The purpose of the bursary is to provide student with financial assistance towards their Master’s studies.

Focus areas:

  • The research work will focus on the design and development of methanol synthesis catalysts, determination of their structural properties and testing of their catalytic activity.


  • An Honours degree in chemistry, applied chemistry or material sciences with background in inorganic chemistry;
  • Some hand-on exposure in heterogeneous catalysis research at honours level or catalysts design and with capability to set-up chemical reaction processes;
  • Prior knowledge in working with reactor set-up and GC-FID analysis is a high valued advantage;
  • Knowledge in characterisation techniques such as XRD, BET, SEM and TEM is desirable;
  • Effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation);
  • Ability to work independently, as well as working in a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;                             
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and relevant scientific software.

How to apply?

To apply for this CSIR Masters Bursary CLICK HERE

Closing date: 10 May 2020


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at Recruitmentinfo@csir.co.za

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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