Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cosmology and Radio astronomy at University of KwaZulu-Natal

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 2, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Department Name: 
School of Chemistry and Physics
Street Line 1: 
H Block, University Road
Street Line 2: 
UKZN Westville campus
South Africa
Job Announcement Text: 

The research group led by Professor Yin-Zhe Ma at the Astrophysics Research Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal invites applications for two postdoctoral research fellows in cosmology and radio astronomy. These two positions have different focuses and tenure periods, as described below.

1. One position [Ref. UKZN-LSST-2022] will work on preparing science for Vera C. Rubin Observatory (LSST), with particular emphasis on cross-correlating photometric data from LSST with 21-cm survey data from MeerKAT. The research involves developing an analysis method and pipeline for large-scale structure cross-correlation and 21-cm cosmology. This position is funded by the University and will last for two years, starting within 2022.

2. Another position [Ref. UKZN-HERA-2023] will heavily involve in Hydrogen Epoch Reionization Array (HERA), and work on low-frequency interferometer calibration, high-redshift EoR power spectrum analysis and cross-correlation technique. This position is funded by SA Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and will last for three years, starting from 2023.

The minimal qualification is Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a related field completed or expected by the effective date. Significant computational skills and data analysis skills are preferred.

SUBMISSION: Please submit your CV with a publication list, qualification documents, a brief research statement, and minimum 2 reference letters to [email protected], with the email title quoting the specific reference of the position.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$16170.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$27300.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Tax exempt salary
Included Benefits: 

Travel and equipment grants are accompanied to these positions. 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Yin-Zhe Ma
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Department Name: 
School of Chemistry and Physics/Astrophysics Research Centre
South Africa
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