Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Square Kilometre Array South AFrica
City: 
Cape Town
State/Province: 
Western Cape Province
Country: 
South Africa
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

 

South African Square Kilometre Array Project
Five Postdoctoral Fellowships Commencing in 2018
Call for Applications
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2017

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for five postdoctoral fellowships, commencing in 2018. Successful applicants must be able to commence with their postdoctoral fellowships on, or before, 1 October 2018. Applicants must have obtained their PhD degree within five years of 1 October 2018, or must have been actively involved in relevant research since obtaining their PhD degrees.
 

SKA SA postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a period of two years in the first instance, but may be extended to a third year if agreed to by the host university, the postdoctoral fellow and SKA SA. The current value of a postdoctoral fellowship is ZAR 350,000 per annum (non-taxable), and this amount is supplemented by travel and equipment grants (the value of the postdoctoral fellowship may be adjusted to account for annual inflation). There is no relocation grant for postdoctoral fellows.

The fellowships are only tenable at South African universities, and all applications must be endorsed by the host / supervisor at the university where the fellowship will be undertaken. A list of potential supervisors who have indicated that they are willing to host SKA SA post-doctoral fellows is provided in the table below. Applicants are encouraged to investigate the research specializations of the individual hosts and institutions to inform their choices, and match their own strengths and interests.

 

The SKA SA postdoctoral fellowship programme supports research that is relevant to the scientific and technical goals of the organization, and for 2018 SKA SA will consider applications that propose research in the following areas:

1.      Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

2.      Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms.

3.      Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

4.      Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

5.      Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

6.      Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

7.      Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

8.      C-BASS South data processing and C-BASS all-sky data analysis.

9.      Radio Astronomy antennas and receivers.

 

Apply at: https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za/FPF/

 

SKA SA Postdoctoral Fellowship Hosts for 2018

 

Host

University

Email address

Research areas

Prof Amit Kumar Mishra

University of Cape Town

akmishra@ieee.org

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

 

 

 

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

Prof Bruce Bassett and Dr. Michelle Lochner

University of Cape Town/ AIMS

bruce.bassett@gmail.com

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Prof Patrick Woudt

University of Cape Town

pwoudt@ast.uct.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Prof Kavilan Moodley

University of KwaZulu-Natal

moodleyk41@ukzn.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Prof Claude Carignan

University of Cape Town

ccarignan@ast.uct.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Dr. H Cynthia Chiang

University of KwaZulu-Natal

chiang@ukzn.ac.za

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

 

 

 

-C-BASS South data processing and C-BASS all-sky data analysis.

 

 

 

-Radio Astronomy antennas and receivers

Kurt van der Heyden

University of Cape Town

heyden@ast.uct.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

Dr. Matt Hilton

University of KwaZulu-Natal

hilton@ukzn.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Prof Dirk IL de Villiers

Stellenbosch University

ddv@sun.ac.za

-Radio Astronomy antennas and receivers

Dr. Gianni Bernardi

Rhodes University

giannibernardi75@gmail.com

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Prof Matt Jarvis

University of the Western Cape and Oxford University

matt.jarvis@physics.ox.ac.uk

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Prof Michael Inggs

University of Cape Town

Michael.Inggs@uct.ac.za

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms.

 

 

 

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

 

 

 

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Dr. Ian Heywood

Rhodes University

ianh@astro.ox.ac.uk

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Dr. Pieter Gideon Wiid

Stellenbosch University

wiidg@sun.ac.za

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

Prof Oleg Smirnov

Rhodes University

o.smirnov@ru.ac.za

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

 

 

 

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

 

 

 

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

Prof Jonathan Sievers

University of KwaZulu-Natal

sieversj@ukzn.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

 

 

 

-C-BASS South data processing and C-BASS all-sky data analysis.

 

 

 

-Radio Astronomy antennas and receivers.

Prof Mario Santos

University of Cape Town

mariogrs@gmail.com

 

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

 

 

 

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

Prof Renee C Kraan-Korteweg

University of Cape Town

kraan@ast.uct.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Prof Russ Taylor

University of Cape Town / University of the Western Cape

russ@idia.ac.za

-Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

 

 

 

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Dr. Roger Deane

Rhodes University

r.deane@ru.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Dr. Sarah Blyth

University of Cape Town

sarblyth@ast.uct.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

 

 

 

-Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection, analysis and archival.

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

Prof Sergio Colafrancesco

University of the Witwatersrand

Sergio.colafrancesco@wits.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Prof Tinus Stander

University of Pretoria

tinus.stander@up.ac.za

-Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis (including real-time RFI detection).

 

 

 

-Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms.

 

 

 

-Radio Astronomy antennas and receivers.

Dr. Yin-Zhe Ma

University of KwaZulu-Natal

ma@ukzn.ac.za

-Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis.

Dr. Magaretha Pretorius

University of Cape Town

retha@saao.ac.za

-Science topics that involve the exploitation of MeerKAT capabilities projected to be available by 2019. Multiwavelength projects will be considered that are directly linked to approved MeerKAT Large Survey Projects.

Prof Reza Malekian

University of Pretoria

Reza.malekian@up.ac.za

-Big Data topics, including the development of hardware (e.g. Micro-servers and data storage solutions).

 

 

 

-Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging.

 


 

 

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No benefits information has been provided by the employer.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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