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SARAO has Multiple Job Openings 

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) has the following positions available: systems engineer, head of hosting, and two antenna technicians. The positions are of fixed-contracts, full-time, and fixed contract respectively. In addition, the antenna technician positions are in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, while the other two positions are in Cape Town, Western Cape. 

Antenna technicians

Purpose

Successful candidates will assist with the antenna maintenance, upgrades and manufacturing of custom parts used on the radio telescopes. This will ensure the radio telescopes can operate 24/7 by providing technical support for the scientific productivity of the observatory. This includes but is not limited to following and updating maintenance procedures, responding to emergency call out. Furthermore, it includes servicing cryogenic and vacuum systems, developing and manufacturing mechanical systems in use at the observatory.

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Systems Engineer 

Purpose

The successful candidate will execute the systems engineering during the design, construction, and commissioning of the SKA Science Processing Centre and co-located operations and administrative facilities in Cape Town and the SKA Engineering Operations Centre and co-located facilities at Klerefontein, Northern Cape.

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Head of hosting

Purpose

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of South Africa’s commitments regarding hosting the SKA telescope.

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Application

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging in to this link and applying online. Applicants should also submit a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. Furthermore, applicants should provide the names and contact details of at least three referees. 

Please visit the following links: System Engineer, Head of Hosting, and Antenna Technician for more information.

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