Research Assistants recruitment by SANBI Nationwide


Closes: Sunday, 19 June 2022 Job type: Fixed term contract from June 2022 – May 202 Location: South Africa Remuneration: R30.00 - R95.00

June 2022 – May 2023

SANBI manages a database of unemployed students including new graduates who are interested in periodically working as Research Assistants with our scientists and post graduate students.


We invite interested individuals available for occasional work between June 2022 and May 2023 to register on our database. Formal qualifications are a prerequisite, however, under exceptional circumstances SANBI may consider individuals who have no formal tertiary qualifications. Some experience and, in the case of fieldwork, enthusiasm for working outdoors, are important considerations.

Applicants must be South African citizens or have valid South African permanent residency. This is an opportunity to gain practical research experience of South Africa’s rich biodiversity, and to work with established scientists. However, appointment is funding and needs dependent.

Compensation will be determined by the guidelines as outlined in the SANBI Research Assistants’ Policy (rates range between R30.00 and R95.00 per hour, depending on qualification – 8 hours per day maximum).

Application Click HERE to Apply.

Please send a brief CV (not more than 2 pages), certified copies of your academic record, highest qualification, ID and/or permanent residency, driver’s license and reference letter to

For more information, please contact Ms Zena Appollis on Tel.: (021) 799 8648/8800. Please note that attachments may not exceed 10MB. Please note that registration on the database will be required annually. If your details need to be updated, please resubmit an updated Application form. Current names on the database will be discarded unless a renewed application is submitted.

Click HERE to download Application form

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