Post Date: February 1, 2017
Archive Date: February 28, 2017
Deadline to Apply for Job: February 28, 2017
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
Organization: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Street Address Line 1: H Block, University Road, Westville campus
Street Address Line 2: Westville
Zip/Postal Code: 3630
Country: South Africa
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Xuelei Chen (email@example.com).
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”, and indicate the research area you apply in the title of the email.