Rhodes University, together with the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SKA SA) is calling for applications to fill post-doctoral fellowships in the field of advanced algorithms for radio astronomy calibration and imaging.
The Rhodes Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (RATT) works in close collaboration with the Radio Astronomy Research Group (RARG) of SKA South Africa. The fellowship will be based at Rhodes University and/or at SKA SA’s Cape Town offices. RATT and RARG conduct research into novel radio astronomy calibration, imaging, data analysis algorithms, software and techniques that are urgently required by the next generation of radio telescopes and by the science they are designed to deliver. SKA SA is currently designing and constructing the MeerKAT Radio Telescope in the Karoo Region of the Northern Cape Province. MeerKAT is a world-class radio telescope and is designed to do groundbreaking science. With MeerKAT Array Release 1 (16 dishes) already online as of July 2016, and the full array scheduled to be operational in 2017, this is a very exciting time to be joining the project.
The successful candidates will be expected to collaborate closely with other RATT/RARG researchers and with the MeerKAT commissioning team, as well as participate in observational programs with leading radio observatories. In addition to their own research, the post-doctoral fellows will be expected to supervise and co-supervise PhD and MSc students at RATT.
The basic term of appointment is two years, with a one-year extension subject to satisfactory progress. The positions are available from 1 December 2016, or possibly earlier, subject to agreement with the successful candidate. Please see the provided links for more details.