Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Project administrator Internship at CSIR 2016

The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

About the job: The CSIR has an Internship opportunity in the Biomanufcaturing Technologies Competency Area within the Biosciences Unit.

Within the Competency Area there is a programme called the Biomanufcaturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC), which focuses on translation of research into market-ready products and technologies.

The BIDC works closely with SMMEs to develop market-ready products and to support their entry into the market.

This requires a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating market and business development, technology and product development, manufacturing and marketing among others.

This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:
 Administer the BIDC projects on a day-to-day basis including record keeping of pertinent project information required by funders and other stakeholders;
 Monitor time sheets on the relevant projects;
 Assist with enquiries on expenses incurred against projects;
 Produce standard reports on expenditure as and when required using the CSIR financial system;
 Assist with interactions and information requests between the Biomanufacturing Technologies Competency Area and the Finance Office.

Qualifications, skills and experience:
 A National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in commerce with finance/bookkeeping as a major subject;
 Postgraduate qualifications and/or relevant work experience would be an advantage;
 Strong work ethics (e.g. accountability and reliability) and the ability to work under supervision within a dynamic team environment.
The following competencies are critical for this position:
 Computer literacy;
 Organisational ability;
 Record-keeping skills;
 Ability to extract information from the CSIR systems and present to users;
 Excellent communication skills;
 Ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail;
 Proactive approach to problem solving; SS-F-HR-363 REV 03 Advert Biosciences
 Ability to work under pressure and multi task;
 Willingness to work under instruction and take on new challenges.

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to jobapplications@csir.co.za with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g. John Smith: Internship: Project Administrator: Reference No: 307027).

Closing date: 15 July 2016.


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

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer; as such 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 can candidate is not identified.

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