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.
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