We are looking for a postdoc who is passionate about cosmology and is inspired by the vision and goals of AIMS. Candidates in all areas of cosmology are encouraged to apply, but we particularly encourage applications from people who enjoy research interactions since AIMS is built on a strong group spirit. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Bruce informally with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org); deadline is 15 March, 2011. Further details below.
The South African SKA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME provides talented postdoctoral scientists an opportunity to engage in research projects related to the mission of the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA). The SA SKA is a project of the South African Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation and comprises Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope (SKA), the design, construction and operation of the Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT) and a youth into science and engineering programme focused on supporting science and engineering students and postdoctoral fellows. Africa has been short-listed with Australia to host the SKA. For more information about SA SKA and SKA visit www.ska.ac.za and www.skatelescope.org.
The SA SKA postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a period of two years (plus one additional year if agreed to by the host institution, the candidate and the SA SKA Project), renewable every six months based on progress. The value of this prestigious postdoctoral fellowship is R300 000 per annum (non-taxable), and comes with additional travel and equipment grants. In addition the cosmology group has strong, well-funded links with other cosmology groups both nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use the 10m-class optical telescope SALT, and the Centre for High Performance Computing and the option to play an active role in the large HI and continuum surveys LADUMA and MIGHTEE planned for MeerKAT.
Applicants should email a CV and statement of research interests to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is 15 March but late applications will be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be requested to provide three recommendation letters.