Research Assistant (12 Months Contract Position)

Job Description

The Centre for Researching Education and Labour seeks to fill a position for a researcher assistant for its research programme. *This is a 12 month contract position, starting in April 2020. The incumbents will participate primarily in two research programmes, one investigating relationships between knowledge, qualifications, labour markets, and work; and one investigating occupations and national occupational systems.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who want to pursue a career investigating the relationship between education and work and progress into a PhD.Minimum Requirements• A Masters degree in the Social Sciences is preferred (preferably Education/ History/Sociology/Political Science or allied disciplines.• Academic/ work experience in related fields, particularly research or work experience which has developed insight into the literature and debates about knowledge and curriculum; labour markets, divisions of labour, and labour process; and relationships between education, work, and social justice.

Responsibilities + Skills

Summarize interviewsCollecting and analysing data;Preparing reports and presentations;


Knowledge of South African Post School Sector and the SETA environment Knowledge of occupational systems especially South Africas OFO Knowledge of the South African TVET will be a strong advantage


Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 9th June 2020
  • Designation: Research Assistant (12 months Contract Position)
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 9th June 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Wits University is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution in delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the African continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaningful change in society. 

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