CSIR: Internships 2016 / 2017 in Pretoria

CSIR: Internships 2016 / 2017 in Pretoria

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has an Internship opportunity in the National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials. This position is based in Pretoria. The purpose of this programme is to equip students with technical experience and practical work experience by involvement in our research projects:

  • Polymer Nanocomposites: chemical and polymer processing involving manufacturing of nano structures, scaling-up, and developing polymer nanocomposites for various applications,
  • Clay / nano additives: chemical processing involving manufacturing of nano-structures and scaling-up for various applications,
  • Materials for Device Applications: fabrication and testing / characterisation of materials
  • Characterisation Facility: assisting staff, CSIR, academic and industrial clients in the characterisation of materials across a number of techniques and instruments.

Internship Application deadline is 26 August 2016

Internship Provider: CSIR

InternshipLocation: Pretoria

Field of Studies

  • A three year qualification (N.Dip, Bsc or BTech) in chemical engineering, polymer science, polymer processing and/or polymer technology or
  • Bachelor’s degree honours (Bsc hons,BEng hons) in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, polymer procession and/or polymer technology


  • Knowledge in the following will be an advantage: o Research in nano materials, clay/nano additives and/or polymer processing or synthesis o Industrial experience in chemical plant operation, compounding or polymer processing or synthesis o Expertise in hands-on running of characterization equipment, either electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), x-ray instruments (XRD), optical instruments (FTIR, PL, etc.), or polymer characterization instruments (TGA, DMA, DSC, Rheometry etc).
  • Communication and presentation skills;
  • Research and report writing skills;
  • Problem solving, solution seeking orientation;
  • Goal orientated approach
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Computer literate.
How to apply

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