Vacancies

PROTOTYPE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS
(PEROMNES GRADE 10)
ONE-YEAR FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT, RENEWABLE ANNUALLY FOR THREE YEARS
POLLUTION RESEARCH GROUP
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
REF NO.: PRG3/2017

The Pollution Research Group currently holds a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide laboratory and field-testing support to other grantees working on sanitation solutions. During 2017, four reinvented toilet prototypes will undergo engineering testing in Durban in order to assess feasibility, durability and robustness in an actual community rather than in laboratory conditions.

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Position still available (update June 2017)



PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER
(CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING/BIOTECHNOLOGY)
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
(REF NO.: ENG09/2017)

This position is in the specialist area of Bioprocess Engineering/Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology with an emphasis on water and waste water treatment, sanitation delivery and/or renewable energy, and is based in the discipline of Chemical Engineering. The incumbent will be required to teach undergraduate courses, develop independent research programmes, supervise research and undertake administrative duties.

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Chemical Engineering.

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Position still available (update June 2017)



POST-DOCTORAL POSITION
POLLUTION RESEARCH GROUP
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

The post-doctoral research fellow will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating 4 or 5 platform technologists employed under a separate grant from the BMGF – Engineering Testing Platform, looking at the field testing of transformative technologies developed under the “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge Programme”. One of the main tasks will be to identify, collate and report on data and information generated from the work conducted by the platform technologists that is relevant to the FSM book.

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Position still available (update June 2017)



GENERAL ASSISTANT
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
(REF.:PRG4/2017)

The Pollution Research Group currently holds a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide laboratory and field testing support to other grantees working on sanitation solutions. During 2017, four reinvented toilet prototypes will undergo engineering testing in Durban. Due to the level of support particularly required for this upcoming Engineering Field Testing platform (EFT), PRG are looking to recruit a General Assistant to assist their workshop and laboratory team.

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Position still available (update May 2017)


ASSISTANT EDITOR: BOOK ON STANDARD METHODS FOR FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
(REF NO.: PRG2/2017)

PRG has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce a book on the standardization of methods for faecal sludge management. The project requires a full-time assistant editor with a chemistry background to work with the international project team to produce the book.

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Position still available (update May 2017)


CHEMICAL TECHNICIANS: TWO VACANCIES
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS
(REF NO.: PRG2/2017)

PRG has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide support to the testing of new sanitation technologies. There are two positions available for Chemical Technicians to work in the PRG laboratories to undertake analyses on excreta streams from these systems.

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Position still available (update May 2017)