Postdoctoral Fellowship Position for LSST-related Research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of the Western Cape
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Robert Sobukwe Road
Street Line 3: 
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy group at UWC ( based in Cape Town, South Africa, is internationally recognised for its research in cosmology with MeerKAT, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO), the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and other radio and optical/IR telescopes.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join this vibrant group as a postdoctoral fellow, with a focus on LSST, working with Dr. Michelle Lochner. Further details are available here:

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the group and participate in group activities. They will also have the opportunity to gain supervising and teaching experience, and contribute to our active outreach programmes, should they wish.

The salary is competitive and tax free. Additional funding is available for equipment and travel. The position is for 2 years, with a possible third year, subject to satisfactory progress. The start date is as soon as possible in 2022.

How to apply:

Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:

- a CV (including full publication list)

- a research proposal, covering the points outlined in the above job link (no more than 3 pages)

Applicants should also arrange for 2-3 reference letters to be sent directly to Dr. Lochner by referees.

Eligibility: A PhD in Astrophysics or a relevant field is required before appointment. Applicants should be within 5 years from the date of PhD at the start of the position and may not have held a full-time permanent academic or professional post. The appointment is subject to the rules and approval of the University of the Western Cape and the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Michelle Lochner
University of the Western Cape
Street Line 1: 
Robert Sobukwe Road
Cape Town
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LSST postdoctoral fellowship position