CSIR Programme 2023

CSIR Programme

CSIR Programme 2023

The CSIR Programme is offering a Doctoral Studentship opportunity within the Emerging Digital Technologies for Fourth Industrial Revolution (EDT4IR) Research Centre, part of the Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions Cluster.

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CSIR Programme Advert

  • Location: Gauteng
  • Company: CSIR
  • Closing Date: Friday, 27 May 2023 – 12:00

The doctoral student is required to conduct original research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), showcasing both theoretical and practical aspects of AI techniques. This opportunity is located in Pretoria.


Potential research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • General Artificial Intelligence
  • Large-scale Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality
  • Responsible deployment of Artificial Intelligence

Qualification Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in computer science/engineering, electronic engineering, or any information technology-related field.
  • The ability to formulate research questions and hypotheses, review, critique, and synthesize existing research, identifying significant gaps for the development of research questions and testable hypotheses.
  • Effective communication of issues, research findings, and implications verbally and in writing to both professional and public audiences.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a proactive approach, willingness to learn, and the ability to work well under pressure, both as part of a team and independently.
  • Good knowledge of digital ledger technologies.
  • A strong peer-reviewed publication record will be advantageous.

How to Apply to CSIR Programme:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • An abstract of research statement/philosophy (maximum two pages) outlining the problem statement, research questions, objectives, and expected outcomes/impact of the research.
  • Certified copies of the applicant’s most recent academic results or transcript.
  • Certified copies of tertiary qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • If applicable, proof of registration from the university or a confirmation letter from the university supervisor indicating willingness to be involved in the candidate’s supervision.



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