Our Friday weekly round-up curates opportunities listed on opportunities.africanews.space that are currently 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 opportunity congregate for space and astronomy-related opportunities for Africans. If you missed any opportunities this week, check out the weekly round-up below:
SANSA Space Science is Directorate situated in Hermanus, Western Cape, that forms part of the worldwide network of magnetic observatories that monitors and models variations of the earth’s magnetic field, and carries out physics research. Its mandate is to coordinate and integrate national space science and technology programmes and conduct long-term planning and implementation of space-related activities in South Africa, for the benefit of the citizens of South Africans. In line with this, the director is offering:
3 Volunteer positions FOR THE TAKE-OVER TRIP TO ANTARCTICA.
The trip will be from approximately the beginning of December 2019 till the end of February 2020.
Individuals interested in the experience of a lifetime, with some scientific/engineering background, may apply for this opportunity.
There will be no payment made to the chosen people, but all their expenses will be paid starting from Cape Town.
Candidates must be physically fit and mentally sound to part-take in the trip. The take-over happens under harsh conditions, and hard physical labour executed. Shortlisted applicants will undergo a full medical screening, including a dental examination at SANSA’s cost.
Click Apply for SANSA’s Volunteer Positions For A Trip To Antarctica to apply and get more information
Apply For A Postdoctoral Position in Gamma-Ray Astronomy at The University of Namibia In Association with The University of Oxford
The University of Namibia (UNAM) expects to offer at least two postdoctoral positions in gamma-ray astronomy, supported by an award from the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), to the University of Oxford. This GCRF project aims to develop astronomy in Namibia with a specific focus on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) gamma-ray observatory, in conjunction with related capacity-building activities in education and astronomy-related tourism. Funding is available for postdoctoral research positions at UNAM to participate in the project.
Interested candidates should have completed a PhD in relevant topics in astrophysics. Applicants should send a CV (two pages) and description of research interests (three pages) to As************@ph*****.uk.
Candidates should also arrange for two confidential reference letters to be sent to the same address. Consideration of applications will commence on the 15th October 2019 and will continue until the posts are filled.
Click Apply For A Postdoctoral Position in Gamma-Ray Astronomy at The University of Namibia In Association with The University of Oxford to apply and get more information.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy, University Of Manchester, is offering two Research Support Scientist positions. Selected candidates will join the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility Science Operations and User Support group within the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA).
These positions will provide support for scientific users of the e-MERLIN facility, and contribute to operations and the ongoing development of this world-class facility.
Offer is open to candidates with expertise in radio interferometric science and observations, observatory operations and (or) data processing techniques.
You expected and strongly encouraged to be confident enough to pursue independent research.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department holds a Silver Award in recognition of their stance on gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.
Deadline: This vacancy will close for applications at midnight of 7th October 2019
Click The University of Manchester Opens Application for a Research Support Scientist In e-MERLIN/VLBI to apply and get more information
The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen ( Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It’s jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.
Applicants to the Solar System School should have a keen interest in Solar system science and a record of academic excellence. They must have or must be about to obtain, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, earth sciences or a related field, including a written Masters thesis, and must document a good command of the English language.
Review of applications for a starting date of September 2020 will begin on the 1st of November 2019, but other starting times are also negotiable. The positions are awarded on a competitive basis.
Deadline:1st November 2019
Click The Solar System School Invites Applications for PhD Positions In Solar System Science to apply and get further information