15 August 2020

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2020

The CSIR has two Internship opportunities in the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials (CeNAM) within Chemicals cluster. The purpose of Internship is to support and equip newly graduates with practical work experience and provide them with exposure to different research projects. These opportunities are based in Pretoria.

Under supervision, the Intern will be required to:

  • Conduct Physical testing on textile material and automotive textile materials;
  • Conduct Colour Fastness testing on textile material and automotive materials;
  • Conduct Flammability testing on various type of product;
  • Test for lightfastness on various type of product;
  • Assist in chemical testing, e.g., Formaldehyde, Cromium1V, pH value, and others;
  • Conduct literature searches for research projects;
  • Conduct experimental work in the laboratory for research projects;
  • Assist with characterisation of products/materials (e.g. SEM, XRD, TGA, etc.),
  • Compile reports and other project related documents;
  • Assist with thorough housekeeping of labs;
  • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A National diploma in textile technology. A Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma  will be advantageous;
  • Research and report-writing skills;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Package;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, and to perform consistently under pressure;

Closing date: 21 August 2020

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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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