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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2017
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • UCT is one of the leading higher education institutions on the African continent and has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected worldwide. Situated on spectacular Devil’s Peak, it is Africa’s oldest and foremost university. Three worldwide rankings have placed UCT among the world’s top 200 institutions, the only African univer...
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    eResearch Analyst

    Job description

    eResearch Analyst responsibilities include:

    • Assisting UCT researchers to accelerate and advance their research by facilitating their engagement with advanced ICT capabilities
    • Carry out requirements analysis for research groups
    • Working closely with national eResearch framework programs, as appropriate
    • Liaising with stakeholders to ensure the development and deployment of research infrastructure projects run smoothly
    • Strengthening grant applications, around the development and deployment of research infrastructure
    • Developing and delivering material aimed at improving the awareness, knowledge and skills of researchers and support staff in areas of eResearch.

    Minimum qualifications, experience and skills:

    • PhD and relevant expertise in a domain science
    • Proven ability to liaise, understand and manage the needs of broad and complex stakeholder groups with diverse viewpoints
    • Experience in analyzing complex ICT requirements within an academic research environment
    • Experience in conceptualizing ICT solutions
    • Experience in program and project management
    • Experience in grant writing
    • Ability to think laterally and to innovate
    • Excellent problem-solving capability
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, appropriately targeted to relevant audiences
    • At least 3 years’ experience in a university research group or a relevant research environment

    Experience with any of the following would be to your advantage:

    • Financial management
    • Knowledge of high performance computing technologies
    • Knowledge of cloud computing (both public and private)
    • Knowledge of open source collaboration tools and technologies
    • Knowledge of research data management and modern eScholarship practices
    • Knowledge of visualization infrastructure
    • Workshop facilitation

    Closing date: 28 November 2017

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to University of Cape Town on www.staff.uct.ac.za to apply
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