Research Fellowship and PhD opportunity
Investment in Power Projects in Africa
A one year position of Junior Research Fellow is being offered at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business to undertake research on investment trends in power projects in Sub-Saharan African countries with a focus mainly on private IPPs, Chinese supported projects and developments in renewable energy.
It is expected that the successful candidate will develop a PhD research proposal and should the PhD application be successful, the position may be extended for a further two years, depending on the availability of funding.
The research will be supervised by Prof Anton Eberhard in the GSB’s Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, a leading centre of excellence in Africa and emerging economies. Further information on the centre’s research activities and publications may be obtained at www.gsb.uct.ac.za/mir
Applicants should have a Masters degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Law, Political-Economy, or a related discipline, and should demonstrate strong interest or experience in the energy sector. Only candidates with an excellent academic record will be considered.
The annual salary package will be in the order of R400, 000.
Applications should be submitted by 31 January 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a covering letter indicating the applicant’s interest and experience in this area, a curriculum vitae, full academic transcripts showing academic results and two references attesting to the candidates research aptitude and character.