Work with IDIA

  • Senior Systems Administrator position
    The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is seeking to appoint a Senior Systems Administrator to join a team that works on supporting OpenStack cloud systems for use by IDIA researchers. Experience working with big data projects in areas such as Astronomy, High Energy Physics, Omics or Earth Observation Science will be an asset. This is …

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  • 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 …

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  • IDIA Visualization Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Michelle Kuttel and Prof. Rob Simmonds Next generation radio astronomy facilities such as the MeerKAT and Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescopes, and other SKA pathfinder telescopes are embarking on key science projects that will create very large data sets, intractable with traditional means. The new data sets will be unprecedented in size …

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Closed positions

  • Looking for a Data Scientist
    UPDATE: This position is now filled. IDIA seeks to appoint a Data Scientist to work on the BRICS Intelligent Telescope and Data Network (BITDN), and the IDIA hackathon programme. The BITDN is a BRICS flagship programme in astronomy to develop a telescope and data network. It will draw on the opportunities presented by multi-wavelength space- …

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  • Administrator, IDIA Projects
    UPDATE: This position is now filled. Role Clarification & Key Performance Areas The Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) seeks to appoint an Administrator and Project Officer in support of its Development and Outreach programme. Full advert and application on the UWC website here. Provide administrative, executive and logistical support to the IDIA Associate Director …

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  • Data Scientist
    IDIA seeks to appoint a Data Scientist to work on the BRICS Intelligent Telescope and Data Network (BITDN), and the IDIA hackathon programme. The BITDN is a BRICS flagship programme in astronomy to develop a telescope and data network. It will draw on the opportunities presented by multi-wavelength space- and ground-based facilities that are accessed …

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  • Call for Research Assistants at UWC
    The IDIA) Office of Development and Outreach located in the UWC’s Physics and Astronomy department is often running research and development projects for which we would like to employ students as research assistants through work-study.  Loading…
  • IDIA Stellar Radio Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
    The South African Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is seeking applications for an IDIA postdoctoral fellowship in the field of combined stellar radio-optical astrophysics, based in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town. MeerKAT is the mid-frequency SKA precursor telescope array comprised 64 13.5-meter antennas located at the SKA central …

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  • IDIA-NRAO Advanced Imaging Postdoctoral Fellowship
    The South African Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) and the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) are seeking applications for a joint IDIA-NRAO postdoctoral fellowship. MeerKAT is a mid-frequency SKA precursor comprised 64 13.5-meter antennas located at the SKA central site in South Africa. It is undertaking several wide-field imaging large survey projects …

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