This page is updated regularly regarding vacancies available in both the Core Team, Research Team and Ventures founded by those in our community.  

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Core Team

Research Team

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for "the Data Economy"

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellows and PhD candidate for "the Data Economy"
: 30th of April or until the position is filled
Position type: full time
Salary: R420,000 per annum (no benefits included) and an additional R30,000 travel allowance
For the full description see the full advert
To make an application
: follow this form link

Short description

The School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is inviting applications for PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The overarching theme of the fellowships is “the data economy” and students and recent graduates with a background in economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Any of the following research areas is of particular interest:
- Digital economics
- Data marketplaces
- The economics of innovation
- Science of science
- Privacy-preserving technology

Successful applicants will work within a research group that strives for academic excellence and is interested in various aspects of data ownership, from analyzing its theoretical foundation in the economics of property rights and privacy, to developing practical tools and studying existing applications. In this context, open source software, artistic work, and scholarly research are three examples where provenance of data and information can be studied.

See the full advert for more details.
For additional queries, contact Lindi Kers (

Venture Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow for "the Data Economy"

Software development internship at Axone
Deadline: Open until the position is filled, applications assessed on a rolling basis
Position type: Contractual
Salary: R120.00 to R150.00 an hour depending on skill level
Location: Mondays and Fridays: In-person (if required) at the Financial Innovation Hub, Economics Building, Middle Campus. Hours are flexible.
For full advert and application: follow this form link

About Axone
Axone is an online platform that allows digital content creators to collaborate in the creation of content. Specifically, to create “parallel content”, a unique method of digital content creation inspired by the theory of “parallel universes”. Through collaboration, authors create alternative storylines, complete unfinished chapters and illustrate their work. Additionally, authors unlock new revenue streams through Axone by monetising and tokenising their work using blockchain. We have recently received grant funding from the XRP Ledger Foundation to develop an MVP.

About the position
As a software developer intern at Axone, you will work with two senior developers to implement software architectures to deliver great experiences to our readers and writers. We are currently working on a minimum viable product web application. We are looking for an intern, preferably with a computer science background, who has some familiarity with developing web applications. You'll help build recommender systems, ranking systems, etc., that improve and simplify the user experience.

Preferred skill requirement
Formal web development experience is preferred. However, this post is open to all university years, provided you have explored web development. Consequently, we are requesting a link to your GitHub repository demonstrating web development work and familiarity with at least one of the following languages or frameworks:

- Frontend frameworks like Javascript/Typescript and React/ES6/Svelte/Vue/React/Angular or other UI/UX frameworks.
- Backend frameworks like Express, Laravel, Ruby on Rails etc.Cloud infrastructure, databases, MongoDB

For additional queries, contact Si-Jia at