JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar Physics,
South African National Space Agency (SANSA),
Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
SANSA Space Science is seeking a strong researcher to undertake a postdoctoral fellowship in Solar Physics within the Space Weather Centre in Hermanus, South Africa.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics with a strong focus on solar physics. They should have an outstanding research record and relevant experience in solar instrumentation, data analysis, and/or theory and numerical modeling. Applicants should be able to bring knowledge and insight into the area of solar physics and be prepared to demonstrate this knowledge and contribute to the growth of the facility.
Within this position SANSA expects research independence and originality resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the successful applicant will be required to collaborate with the Space Weather Team and other scientists at SANSA. Academic education of young researchers and participation in the acquisition of third-party funding is required in this position. Applicants with a recent Ph.D. are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.
This position is initially a one year performance based contract. An additional year's contract will be considered following the evaluation of the successful applicant's performance.
Please NOTE that this vacancy exists in HERMANUS, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA and the successful applicant will need to be based in Hermanus.
More information on SANSA and the Space Science Directorate can be found on http://www.sansa.org.za
Should you meet the above requirements please e-mail; your research interests, a detailed CV, qualification certificates, the names, telephone numbers and e mail addresses of at least three contactable referees and a covering letter summarising the reasons for applying to spacescience[at]sansa.org.za – please put "Solar Physics" in the subject area.
Closing date: 2 April 2013 (
Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If an applicant has not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their application was unsuccessful.