HIRAX postdoctoral fellowships in radio astronomy instrumentation and analysis

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
INyuvesi yakwaZulu-Natali
Astrophysics Research Centre
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) 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 radio telescope array that is being led by UKZN,
which has key science goals of 21cm cosmology, transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers.
HIRAX will deploy its first dishes at the Karoo site by early 2024. 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 ARC 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 an extension to three years. Starting dates
are negotiable and may begin as early as April 2024. Applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae,
a brief statement of research interests, list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference
e-mailed to Professor Kavilan Moodley ([email protected]) by March 15, 2024, for full consideration.
Note that applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within the last five years of taking up the appointment.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Medical insurance

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 01
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 15


Kavilan Moodley