Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Sustainable wood building development

Stellenbosch University

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South Africa

Position type:

Part time

07 May 2019
24 May 2019

Full details:

Reference number: 2019/05/06/0312

Stellenbosch University


Department of Forest and Wood Science


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Title: Sustainable wood building development


Scope of Research: The research relates to sustainable wood building, and development of novel wood-based building materials in South Africa.




The postdoctoral candidate will have the opportunity to work on individual research as well as working within a team (industry professionals, doctoral, masters and honours level students), and in addition, gaining experience in product development and training.


This research is conducted within the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the Faculty of AgriSciences and carries an associated full grant-holder bursary for the successful applicant.


Host: This will be a project based at the Department of Forest and Wood Science, Stellenbosch University.




PhD (must have graduated within the last five years);

  • Previous research experience in wood-based product development, life cycle assessment research, fast-grown plantation hardwood (Eucalyptus) wood properties, project management and training;
  • Familiarity with SA wood-based materials, timber building industry and training;
  • Computing literacy, with emphasis on Microsoft Office, Excel, CAD or other similar programmes.


Please note that postdoctoral fellows are not appointed as employees and are therefore not eligible for employee benefits. Postdoctoral fellowships are also awarded tax free.


Enquiries: Send a letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees, to


Commencement of duties: 01 June 2019


Application closing date: 24 May 2019



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