Two senior postdoc positions at North-West University, South Africa

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
North-West University
Department Name: 
Centre for Space Research
City: 
Potchefstroom
State/Province: 
North-West Province
Zip/Postal: 
2520
Country: 
South Africa
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Centre for Space Research at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa,
is seeking outstanding candidates for two senior postdoctoral fellowships in high-energy
astrophysics. The appointments are initially for one year, renewable up to 5 years,
depending on satisfactory performance. The salary will be ZAR 438 000 per year (which
is significantly higher than a usual postdoc salary in South Africa). A Ph.D. in
astronomy / astrophysics or a closely related field is required, and prior postdoctoral
experience is highly desirable.

The research activities of the two positions should focus on observational or
theoretical high-energy and multi-messenger astrophysics. One postdoc will work
with Prof. Markus Boettcher, with a focus on extragalactic multi-wavelength /
multi-messenger astrophysics. The other postdoc will work with Prof. Christo
Venter on modelling of broadband pulsar and pulsar wind nebula (PWN) emission,
as well as observational / theoretical work on pulsars and fast radio bursts (FRBs).

The institutional expectations for these prize postdoctoral fellowships include:

- publication of at least 4 refereed journal papers per year;
- co-supervision of at least 1 M.Sc. or Ph.D. student per year;
- participation in grant proposal writing - at least one submission per year;
- a moderate amount of participation in administration.

Applicants are requested to send a CV, publication list, summary of past research,
research plan, and contact information of at least 3 references, to Markus Boettcher
([email protected]) and/or Christo Venter ([email protected]) no later
than October 20, 2022. Later applications will be considered until the positions
have been filled.

 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Markus Boettcher
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
North-West University
Department Name: 
Centre for Space Research
City: 
Potchefstroom
State/Province: 
North-West Province
Zip/Postal Code: 
2520
Country: 
South Africa
Phone: 
+27 76 997 1109
FAX: 
+27 18 299 2421