HIRAX postdoctoral fellowships in radio astronomy instrumentation and analysis

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Department Name: 
Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit
Street Line 1: 
University Road
Street Line 2: 
Westville
City: 
Durban
State/Province: 
KwaZulu-Natal
Zip/Postal: 
4001
Country: 
South Africa
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is offering postdoctoral research positions in the area of radio astronomy instrumentation and analysis. 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 April 2020.  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 January 31, 2020 for full consideration.  Note that applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within the last five years of taking up the appointment.

Included Benefits: 

Medical insurance

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kavilan Moodley
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Department Name: 
Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit
Street Line 1: 
University Road
Street Line 2: 
Westville
City: 
Durban
State/Province: 
KwaZulu-Natal
Zip/Postal Code: 
4001
Country: 
South Africa
Phone: 
+27-31-2602543
Email: 
moodleyk41@ukzn.ac.za
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kavilan Moodley
Subject: 
HIRAX postdoctoral fellowship
Email: 
moodleyk41@ukzn.ac.za