The University of KwaZulu-Natal invites candidates from all areas of astrophysics and cosmology to apply for a 3 year research scientist position. The successful applicant will join the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit and be based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. The School offers a vibrant research environment in astrophysics and cosmology, and has many well established national and international links. ACRU members have a wide variety of research interests, and are involved in projects that include ACT, C-BASS, HERA, HIRAX, MUSTANG2, Planck, SCI-HI, Spider, SPT, XMM Cluster Survey, and several of the MeerKAT key science projects.
In order to further expand its profile in astronomy, the School wishes to appoint a candidate who will actively contribute to research and postgraduate supervision. The incumbent may also be required to teach, perform administration duties and participate in astronomy outreach activities.
Further details on the application process and the full advert for the position are available at http://www.acru.ukzn.ac.za/research-scientist/. Interested parties should submit CVs, and complete the online application form that is available at http://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Home.aspx (Academic version) before submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2017. Further inquiries can be directed to Professor Kavilan Moodley, email@example.com. Reference letters may be submitted to the same address with copies to firstname.lastname@example.org.