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UKZN--NAOC Joint Postdoctoral fellowship on Cosmology and Radio astronomy - JRID58879 TEXT SIZE: A A A

Submission Dates

Post Date: February 1, 2017

Archive Date: February 28, 2017

Deadline to Apply for Job: February 28, 2017

Job Details

Job Category: Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships

Institution/Company Name: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Institution Classification/Type: Large Academic

Submission Address for Resumes/CVs

Attention To: Yin-Zhe Ma

Title: Dr.

Organization: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Street Address Line 1: H Block, University Road, Westville campus

Street Address Line 2: Westville

City: Durban

State/Province: KwaZulu-Natal

Zip/Postal Code: 3630

Country: South Africa

Telephone: +27(0)31260277


Contact Information For Inquiries About Job

Email Address for Inquiries:, and

Related URLs

Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, UKZN

Galaxy and Cosmology Research Division, NAOC


Job Announcement Text:

The key laboratory of computational astrophysics in National Astronomical Observatory (NAOC) of China, and the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit in University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) invites application for a few joint postdoctoral research fellows in various subjects of astrophysics with emphasis on radio astronomy, cosmology and large-scale structure simulation. The postdoctoral fellowship is within the scheme of South Africa—China collaboration in astronomy and NAOC—UKZN Computational Astrophysics Centre (NUCAC), and will aim to use the large survey projects developing in the two countries to do research. The positions with four research foci are listed below.

Number of positions Research areas Possible projects/research topics to involve SA collaborators China collaborators
2 21-cm cosmology MeerKAT, SKA, BINGO, HIRAX, HERA, Tianlai, FAST, 21CMA Yin-Zhe Ma, Jon Sievers, Kavilan Moodley (UKZN), Mario Santos (UWC) Yi Mao (Tsinghua), Xuelei Chen, Xiang-Ping Wu (NAOC)
2 Computational Astrophysics Numerical modeling of Galaxy formation, SZ effect, cluster and 21-cm surveys Yin-Zhe Ma, Kavilan Moodley (UKZN), Romeel Dave (UWC) Liang Gao, Jie Wang, Qi Guo (NAOC)
1 Cosmology with galaxy surveys and theory SDSS-III, SDSS-IV, TAIPAN Yin-Zhe Ma, Kavilan Moodley (UKZN), Roy Maartens (UWC), Sergio Colafrancesco (Wits) Gong-Bo Zhao (NAOC)
1 FAST HI and Cosmology and Synergy with SKA-I FAST&SKA Yin-Zhe Ma, Kavilan Moodley, Jon Sievers (UKZN), Mario Santos (UWC) Di Li, Bo Peng, Xuelei Chen (NAOC)

PERIOD and WORKING MODE: The candidate is expected to spend first year in Durban/South Africa or in Beijing/China and second year reverse to work on collaboration, and the third year will depend on performance and funding.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, computational physics or related field completed or expected by effective date, and obtained within the last 3 years at the time of application.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: significant computational skills, parallel programming and data analysis skills.

DEADLINE: 28th February (full consideration), although late application is also accepted until the position is filled.

INQUIRY: Please address the inquiry to Yin-Zhe Ma ( or Xuelei Chen (

SUBMISSION: please submit your CV with publication list, a brief research statement highlighting the qualifications and interests, and 3 letters of reference letters to the email address “”, and indicate the research area you apply in the title of the email.

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