Data Analyst Position in Cape Town

IDIA is seeking a data analyst to assist in processing and analysis of research data in radio astronomy. The analyst will operate pipeline processing systems on the ilifu data intensive research cloud and will assist in the development and execution of computer code for the analysis of radio astronomy data. The analyst will work with Professor Russ Taylor and be located at either the University of Cape Town or the University of the Western Cape. This is a full time position for an initial term of one year, but we will consider applicants wishing to work part-time at 50% or greater.

Minimum requirements are:

A B.Sc. in astronomy or computer science
Experience in scientific computing and programming in c and python.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, both in person and remotely.
Good verbal and written communication skills.

To apply, interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of motivation, updated CV and the names and numbers of 3 contactable referees in PDF format to: lisa@idia.ac.za.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response within 30 days of sending in your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. In line with the IDIA’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of our partner Universities. IDIA reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.