CGS: Jobs / Vacancies (Jul 2020) – Specialist Scientist

Council for Geoscience (CGS) hereby invites applications for recruitment to the post of Specialist Scientist. The application will close on on 25th July 2020.

Location: Pretoria

Council for Geoscience (CGS) advertised post is as follows:

  • Specialist Scientists X2 (5 years contract)


  • MSc or M Tech degree with at least 15 years relevant experience
  • PhD or D Tech degree with at least 10 years relevant experience
  • Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat.) registration with SACNASP
  • NRF Rating will be an added
  • Proven working experience in the interpretation and application of geoscientific mapping methodologies and mineral systems in economic geology and geochemistry context;
  • Proven working experience in the interpretation and application of geoscience data;
  • Practical exposure in the application of Economic Geology and Geochemistry tools and software;
  • Practical exposure and extensive experience in working in the geoscience environment;
  • In-depth knowledge of geological and geophysical, measurements, recording, processing, representation of data;
  • Competent in research on big data and data analytics in the geo-scientific environment;
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of complex geoscientific investigations and research independently within varied fields;
  • Proficiency in conducting advanced geoscientific research within the marine environment;
  • Proficient in compilation and high level editing of geo-scientific reports ad maps.
  • Proficient in conducting advanced interpretation, evaluation and assessment of research data.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess research work and reports of interns and junior scientists;
  • Able to compile and present geo-scientific research investigations at national forums and international forums.
  • Ability to develop and present geo-scientific project proposals.
  • Ability to mentor and coach other scientists and project team members.
  • Ability to implement ISO certification processes and standards
  • Project Management in geo-scientific environment
  • Computer literacy
  • Consulting skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation and Facilitation skills
  • Communication skills (Oral and Written)
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer orientation
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Report writing skills

How to apply

The CGS is committed to Employment Equity and diversity. In accordance with the CGS Employment Plan, preference will be given but not limited to candidates from under represented designated groups. Females and people from previously disadvantaged groups and sectors are encouraged to apply. If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply, please send your application to Please quote the position title as reference when submitting your applications.


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