Data Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA)
Street Line 1: 
3rd Floor, The Park
Street Line 2: 
Park Road
Street Line 3: 
Pinelands
City: 
Cape Town
State/Province: 
South Africa
Zip/Postal: 
7405
Country: 
South Africa
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

SKA SA has an exciting opportunity for two Data Scientists to join our Cape Town based team. The successful candidate will be considered for appointment at a junior, standard, or senior level, commensurate with experience and record.

The successful incumbent will do research and development in machine learning and Bayesian techniques and systems, with a focus on enhancing MeerKAT engineering and science output.

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) is a project of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SKA SA is responsible for coordinating Africa's involvement in the design and construction of the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the design and construction of the Karoo Array Radio Telescope (MeerKAT) and the African VLBI Network (AVN), as well as the development of skills required to design, build and operate these instruments.

Type of employment: Permanent

Minimum education requirement: PhD or equivalent degree in Astronomy, Engineering, Physics, Statistics or Machine Learning

Minimum work experience required: 5 years' experience in research (post-graduate) environment, 5 years' experience in software development, record of successful collaboration work

The ideal candidate will have experience in the development of machine learning and Bayesian technologies and systems for astronomical and other research, and knowledge of Bayesian analysis, signal processing, software development methodologies and tools, and radio astronomy.

Please refer to job ad link below for further details.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Nikki Sassman
Title: 
Recruitment Officer
Institution/Company: 
SKA SA
Street Line 1: 
3rd Floor, The Park
Street Line 2: 
Park Road
Street Line 3: 
Pinelands
City: 
Cape Town
Zip/Postal Code: 
7405
Country: 
South Africa
Phone: 
+27 21 506 7300
FAX: 
+27 21 506 7375
Email: 
careers@ska.ac.za
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
2161168
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Oleg Smirnov
Subject: 
Data Scientist positions
Email: 
oms@ska.ac.za