The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships to work in the areas of instrumentation, computational astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on research projects in collaboration with ACRU faculty members, who have research interests in the areas of galaxy evolution, clusters of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and theoretical cosmology. ACRU members are involved in many international projects including ACT/ACTPol; C-BASS; various MeerKAT surveys; Mustang 1/1.5/2; PAPER ; Planck; SPIDER; SPTpol; and the XMM Cluster Survey. In addition, ACRU will participate in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project through the South African consortium. UKZN is also in the process of building an HPC facility. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to these efforts, as well as being encouraged to also develop their own independent research.
The positions are for two years with the possibility of extension to three years. Starting dates are negotiable. A generous allowance will be provided for international travel and research expenses.
Applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae, brief statement of their research interests, list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to the above address, by 01 December 2013, for full consideration.
For further inquiries about these positions please contact Dr Matt Hilton.