HIRAX Postdoctoral Fellowships in Radio Astronomy and Instrumentation

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Publish Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is offering a postdoctoral research position in the area of radio astronomy and instrumentation.  We seek highly qualified candidates to work on the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX), a new radio telescope array that is being led by UKZN and that has science goals of 21cm cosmology, transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a combination of radio hardware design and integration, instrument characterisation, simulations and forecasting, and analysis techniques for large data sets.  There are additional opportunities to perform joint work within other ACRU research areas, including galaxy evolution, clusters of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, and theoretical cosmology.

The position is for two years with the possibility of extension to three years.  Starting dates are negotiable and may begin as early as June 2019. The postdoctoral fellowship is supplemented by travel and equipment grants.

Applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to Professor Kavilan Moodley (moodleyk41@ukzn.ac.za) by March 1, 2019, for full consideration.  Note that applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within the last five years.

Included Benefits: 

Medical insurance

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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University of KwaZulu-Natal
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