National Research Foundation Vacancies – Data Scientist

Website National Research Foundation - NRF

Job Description:

To conduct research and development of novel radio interferometric calibration and imaging techniques & algorithms; to implement these techniques in software and incorporate them into data reduction pipelines; to apply these to science with MeerKAT and other observatories.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating the results of investigations and experiments and expressing conclusions
  • Maintaining scientific software and/or HPC environments
  • Designing and developing software, operational procedures and documentation by applying the techniques in practice
  • Participating in scientific and technical working groups
  • Teaching the theory and practice of radio interferometry at different educational levels.
  • Developing methods, algorithms, numerical models and techniques for radio interferometric data processing
  • Preparing scientific papers and reports
  • Mentoring and training of junior staff members, graduate student supervision

Job Requirements:

  • Three years’ experience working in a research and/or HPC environment if Masters degree
  • Five years’ experience working in a research and/or High Performance Computing(HPC) environment if Honours degree
  • BHon/MSc/PhD in astronomy, physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or related field

Job Details:

Company: National Research Foundation – NRF

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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