SARAO is Hiring a Data Analyst

SARAO is Recruiting a Procurement Officer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is recruiting a data analyst to its facility in Cape Town, Western Cape. The successful candidate will join the science operations team in supporting telescope operations, by analysing telescope calibration and sensor data to improve telescope performance and provide other relevant user support.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control of the telescope data products;
  • Maintain calibration of the telescope; and
  • Provide user support via the SARAO external helpdesk.
Key Requirements
  • MSc in radio astronomy or related discipline
  • Experience in reduction and analysis of radio astronomy data (experience with MeerKAT would be beneficial), or knowledge of MeerKAT operations;
  • Ability to program in C/ Python/shell scripts;
  • Linux operating systems;
  • Technical report writing; and
  • Data analysis.
  • radio astronomy reduction software;
  • radio telescope systems; and 
  • statistical data analysis techniques.
How to Apply

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging in here before 28 March 2022. Furthermore, applicants should include a letter of motivation indicating their suitability for the position in their applications. In addition, the applicants must provide the names and contact details of at least three referees.

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a challenging career and competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also, the NRF is committed to employment equity and redress, and appointments to the position will be made in line with the NRF Employment Equity Plan. In addition, the NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment and will send correspondence to short-listed candidates only.

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