The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work in the area of radio astronomy focused on extragalactic science. Candidates with experience in radio interferometry are strongly encouraged to apply.
South Africa has recently been chosen to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mid-frequency dish and dense aperture array components. Currently South Africa operates the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7), the precursor instrument to the MeerKAT telescope (http://www.ska.ac.za/). Members of ACRU are participating in several of the key extragalactic MeerKAT projects, including deep 21cm emission and absorption line surveys, and a deep radio continuum survey. Knowledge and experience of the candidate in these and related research areas would be desirable.
The position is for two years with the possibility of extension to three years. The starting date is negotiable and dates from 1 January 2013 are possible. A generous allowance will be provided for international travel and research expenses. Applicants should e-mail a statement of research interests, a bibliography, and a curriculum vitae to Kavilan Moodley (firstname.lastname@example.org), and arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to the above address, by 15 November 2012, for full consideration. For more information visit http://www.acru.ukzn.ac.za/ and for further inquiries please contact Kavilan Moodley.