Weekly Round-Up Of Opportunities Within The African Space Industry

Our Friday weekly round-up curates opportunities (listed on opportunities.africanews.space) that are still open for applications. The Opportunities portal aggregates job vacancies, internships, scholarships, calls for abstracts, fellowships, contests, exchange programmes and other opportunities that are available for Africans who are interested in space science and technology. Simply put, it’s an aggregator for space and astronomy-related opportunities for Africans.

Have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the weekly round-up below:

Job Opportunity Opens At NewSpace Systems For Product Engineers

NewSpace Systems, a product development and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West has a permanent position for a product engineer to take responsibility for the industrialization, support, customization and improvement of standard products and processes.

Qualifications:
• B.Sc in Mechatronics Engineering (or similar) from a recognized institution

Experience (ideally within aerospace or defence industry):
• At least 5 years’ relevant work experience.
• High-reliability electronic product support, realization and environmental testing (>3 years)
• Embedded hardware design, development & implementation. (>3 years) ( Altium Designer)
• Working knowledge of analogue electronics.
• Embedded software development, integration, and testing. (>3 years) (C, C++)
• Working knowledge of python.
• Mechanical design (Solid Works)
Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application…

Click Job Opportunity Opens At NewSpace Systems For Product Engineers to apply and get further information


Apply For The Pan-African Doctoral Academy Grant For Thesis Completion

In line with its mandate to enhance the quality and timely completion of Ph.D. education in West Africa, the Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA), is offering a limited number of grants for Ph.D. students of the University of Ghana currently in year four and due to complete their program by 31st July 2020.

The grant will cover the following expenses:

  • Final year school fees.
  • Thesis production costs (printing, binding, photocopying).
  • Thesis proofreading and editing.

Application Procedure

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • A completed application form.
  • A copy of your admission letter.
  • Most recent CV.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is by the close of day on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. Applications should be submitted via Email to banga- africa@ug.edu.gh as well as hard copies to be submitted to The Project Director, First Floor, Doctoral Building (beside School of Graduate Studies), Legon.

Click Apply For The Pan-African Doctoral Academy Grant For Thesis Completion to apply and get further information.


The Department Of Physics Of The University Of Johannesburg Calls For A Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor In Astronomy/Astrophysics

The Department of Physics of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) calls for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor with an outstanding research track record in astronomy and/or astrophysics.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, striving towards global excellence and stature. Ranked amongst the top 4% in the QS World-Class Universities Ranking and 61st in the QS BRICS World-Class Universities Ranking. As a University, UJ aims to enrich its academic profile and develop UJ as the pan-African epicentre of critical intellectual inquiry.

Responsibilities: 

This is a senior academic position (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor). The successful candidate shall be required to:

  • Establish a new sub-field of research or significantly contribute to the research in the department’s strategic research area in astronomy and/or astrophysics.
  • Annually publish peer-reviewed papers in accredited scientific academic journals and deliver papers at national and international conferences, commensurate with the level of appointment.
  • Actively recruit and supervise BSc Honours, Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Obtain research funding from external funding bodies.
  • Lecture modules and manage courses at both undergraduate and Honours levels, among others.
  • Perform administrative and other ad hoc duties as required.

Deadline: 03 November 2019

Commencement of duties:  01 January 2020

Click The Department Of Physics Of The University Of Johannesburg Calls For A Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor In Astronomy/Astrophysics to apply and get further information.

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