The African continent accounts for 14 percent of the world’s population and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a growth rate expected to average 7 percent annually over the next 20 years, Africa is poised to become a leading source of innovation in a variety of industries. IBM announced the formation of IBM Research – Africa and officially launched its first laboratory facility in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2013.
IBM recognizes the huge potential impact of research and smarter systems in helping to build Africa’s future. For this reason, the IBM Recruiting team invites professors, scientists and qualified university students to participate in a Research Virtual Recruiting Event for several open positions at the recently opened IBM Research – Africa Laboratory.
Recruiting great employees is vital to our success and to building a Smarter Planet. So join us for our Research Virtual Recruiting Event on 5 December 2013 @ 19:00 EAT (17:00 CET, see more time zones) to learn more.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, IBM Research’s twelfth global lab is the first science and technology research lab on the continent. Watch the video below to learn more about the lab.
- Can Nairobi be the next Silicon Valley? (newscientist.com)
- IBM Research Africa, Set to Solve Real-World Problems (ibm.jobs)