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Senior Lecturer / Researcher (PhD Polymer Science, BSc Chemical), Ref: 718773

Ref: 718773

Nationality: South African and Libyan
Highest Formal Qualification: PHD in Polymer Science
Other Formal Qualification: BSc Chemical
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 451 000 - 550 000, per annum
Total years experience: 10 Years

Current/recent job title: Senior Lecturer / Researcher

Interested in new career opportunities such as Senior Scientist, Researcher and/or Lecturer.

Discipline: Polymer Science/Chemical Engineering (PHD, MSc & BSc Hons in Polymer Science) (BSc Chemical Engineering). Years of experience: 8 years’ polymer science/chemical engineering, 2 years industrial management experience in water treatment. Annual package range: South African Rand (ZAR) 451 000 – 550 000, per annum.

Accomplished and results-oriented professional with proven success teaching and mentoring students as well as carrying out scientific research on compounds and polymers. Demonstrated abilities in curriculum designing, education administration, field instruction, peer counselling as well as training and development. Skilled in dealing with polymer synthesis and characterisation, polymeric membranes, catalysis, fuel cells, water purification and biomass. Ambitious and friendly person who has developed good relationships with previous and current colleagues and supervisors.

Scientific competencies include: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC). Optical Microscopy (OM). Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Solution Crystallization Analysis by Laser Light Scattering (SCALLS). High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Crystallization analysis fractionation (CRYSTAF). Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Microhardness measurement (MH). Injection Moulding. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). 1H & 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H and 13CNMR). UV-vis spectra (UV). Wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD). Thermogravimetric analyses (TGA).

Achievements: Synthesized several novel polymers (sulfonated polydiamines) for fuel cell technologies that lead to several publications and book chapters being published in internationally-accredited journals and books; presented this research at several international and national conferences as an invited speaker due to the excellence of his publications in this field. Highest achieving graduate in the Engineering Faculty, awarded a prestige International Libyan Scholarship. Synthetic Genius (awarded in recognition of having achieved the best experimental results in the Polymer Science Honours class). Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) awarded by The National Research Foundation (NRF) to attend an International Conference.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Arabic, English

Designation: Lecturer

Highest qualification type: PHD

University: Stellenbosch University

Company size: ‘5001 – 10000

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Middle Eastern

Nationality: South African and Libyan

Highest Formal Qualification: PHD in Polymer Science

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Lecturer / Researcher

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Deliver lectures and guidance to students on various study modules, such as chemical plant III module A and module B as well as chemical process industry and chemical engineering drawings for National Diploma and B-tech qualifications within chemical engineering sector. Create and launch new study guides, design exam papers and tutorial letters, prepare scripts and assignments, and organise community engagement to streamline educational procedures. Oversee postgraduate students carrying out research on polymer applications and biomass experiments.
• Published several articles in journals, hosted many international conferences, and achieved regional recognition for delivering excellent and novel work within education field.
• Developed and implemented study guides for B-tech and national diploma qualifications.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Teaching, helping undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervise masters and doctoral students and do research.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I have an extended knowledgeable in the field of polymer science and chemical engineering. I am an ambitious and friendly person who has developed good relationships with my previous and current colleagues and supervisors. I am highly motivated, determined and conscientious person with the ability to work independently and always do more than is required or expected. I am not afraid to contribute and to defend my viewpoint.

Ideal business title: 

Senior Scientist, Researcher or/and lecturer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Doing research, developing new materials, laboratory managing, teaching and lecturing.

Skill area of competence:

Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Characterization, Polymeric Membranes, Catalysis (homogeneous catalysts and heterogeneous catalysts), Water Purification (desalination), Teaching study modules for National Diploma and Btech qualifications in Chemical Engineering, participating in community engagement. Supervising of postgraduate students and management.

Career summary:

2 years water treatment
6 years polymer synthesis and characterization
2 teaching and supervising
1 year managment

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

I would like to be seen as someone with deep expertise in my position.
I am also excited to take on more managerial responsibilities in the next few years and potentially even take the lead on some projects.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Research and development

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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