Your career in science starts here
The CSIR regards young researchers with great importance as you
are the next generation that has the biggest role to play in transforming
the science, engineering and technology skills base in South Africa.
The CSIR firmly believes in nurturing and developing the expertise of young scientists, ensuring that you are not only able to conduct research independently, but that you can also be role models for students and learners.
The research human capital that we build within the CSIR contributes to the development of a national pool of scientists, engineers and technologists. The positioning statement of the CSIR, "our future through science", expresses the unshaken resolve of the CSIR to harness the power of science and technology for building a prosperous future for South Africa.
This future can, however, materialise only if young people move into careers in science, engineering and technology in bigger numbers than before.
The CSIR contributes to this effort by providing opportunities for skills development and career progression through creating a vibrant research culture.