The Centre for Radio Cosmology (CRC) at UWC is internationally recognised for its research in cosmology using MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). CRC faculty are involved in other MeerKAT and SKA key science, as well as in HERA, HIRAX and the Rubin Observatory (LSST).

In 2021, the UWC Astro Group consists of 25 PhD/ MSc students, 13 postdoctoral fellows and 8 faculty (see http://astro.uwc.ac.za for further details.) Visiting faculty include Phil Bull and Chris Clarkson (Queen Mary University of London), Romeel Davé and Alkistis Pourtsidou (University of Edinburgh), Matt Jarvis (Oxford University) and Stefano Camera (University of Turin). The CRC is closely linked to IDIA (Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy) at UWC

The CRC is offering up to two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Observational Cosmology to start in 2022. Priority will be given to projects related to HI intensity mapping with MeerKAT and the SKA but other areas will be considered. Applicants with expertise in subjects such as radio calibration, signal processing and data analysis/machine learning, are encouraged to apply.

The remuneration is approximately R430 000 per annum, tax free. Generous additional funding is available for equipment and travel. The positions are for 3 years (subject to renewal in year 2) and allows for flexible “work from home” arrangements.

Applicants should email pdf documents containing:

  • a CV (including publication list)
  • a description of previous research and future plans (2-3 pages max)

Applicants should also arrange for at least 2 reference letters to be sent directly to us by the deadline.
Email address: mgrsantos@uwc.ac.za
Deadline20 December 2021.
The appointment is subject to the rules and approval of the University of the Western Cape and the National Research Foundation of South Africa.