Postdoctoral Position Open

Urban Modelling and Metabolism Assessment (uMAMA), is a Research Group within the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transitions (CST), which was created to engage with scholars, city decision - makers, urban residents, industry and urban planning and design professionals to enhance the research focus on urban metabolism in African cities.

uMAMA was awarded a grant from Stellenbosch University for one postdoctoral fellow, on a project titled: Comparative analysis in co - designing energy communities in urban informal settlements: the cases of Mathare, Kasubi-Kawaala and Enkanini.

The post doctoral position is part of a larger collaborative research effort titled ‘Co-designing energy communities with energy poor women in urban areas: case studies in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa ’ (, led by Dr Amollo Ambole, Research Group co-Leader of Living Lab at the University of Nairobi, Kenya ( ); Prof Josephine Kaviti Musango, Research Group Leader of uMAMA, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and Dr Kareem Buyana, Researcher at Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Uganda (

An appointment will be made for not less than 12 months and not more than one year.

For more details about responsibilities, renumeration and application, please see the full advert here.


Prof Josephine Kaviti Musango on +27 21 808 4 338 or

Dr Lorraine Amollo Ambole on

Commencement of duties : A s soon as possible , but not later than 1 March 2018
Closing date : Open until filled.