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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science and Policy Innovation

Policy Innovation Lab, Stellenbosch University

CLOSING DATE:  4 February 2024

The Policy Innovation Lab (Lab) at Stellenbosch University’s School for Data Science and Computational Thinking invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in data science and policy innovation.

The Policy Innovation Lab uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to improve policymaking in South Africa. The Lab works with policymakers to innovate in how the problems policymakers need to address and possible solutions are understood. In doing so, the Lab contributes to accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa.

The Policy Innovation Lab works in partnership with the Policy and Research Services branch in the Presidency of South Africa, through the SDG Initiative project funded by the GIZ. The project receives funding from the GIZ as well as from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Professor

Department of Statistics, Nelson Mandela University

CLOSING DATE:  9 February 2024

The objective of the Department of Statistics at Nelson Mandela University is to produce graduates who, by facilitating the advancement of statistical knowledge and using their statistical training, will contribute positively to the development of South Africa and society.

The core purpose of this post is to facilitate and coordinate the learning process of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the statistics department, to engage in research activities, contribute to community engagement and to be involved in the advancement of the core initiatives of the department.

More specifically, it is expected that the successful candidate has a well-defined and established research focus area within the mathematical statistics discipline (with national and international recognition). The candidate will be expected to lead the development of this area within the department, through the generation of knowledge (teaching), accredited research outputs and supervision of postgraduate students and post-docs in this area.

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Lecturer

Department of Statistics, Nelson Mandela University

CLOSING DATE9 February 2024

The objective of the Department of Statistics at Nelson Mandela University is to produce graduates who, by facilitating the advancement of statistical knowledge and using their statistical training, will contribute positively to the development of South Africa and society.

The core purpose of this post is to facilitate and coordinate the learning process of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the statistics department, to engage in research activities and to contribute to the advancement of the initiatives of the department.

More details here.