Job Details

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  • Posted: January 29th

Background to Position

University of the Free State. Department of Engineering Sciences (as host) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Pediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Health Science.

Job Description

  • Conduct innovative research in the following areas: interdisciplinary applied physics with HPC support Author/co-author at least three (3) publication outputs per year in the form of ISI DHET– accredited scholarly journal articles or books/chapters in books. The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report.
  • Initiate projects and seek funding for them
  • Focused on interdisciplinary work in a group environment in the interface of physics, engineering, and mathematics, in a leading position.
  • Translate methods to other interested researchers from other fields
  • Spend time in the different research groups that support the main project outcomes

Inherent Criteria

  • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (physics, theoretical physics, astrophysics, applied mathematics, biochemistry or equivalent) within the last five years
  • Experience with complex systems’ analysis and dealing with data collection, curation, and interpretation.
  • Focused on interdisciplinary work in a group environment in the interface of physics, engineering, medicine and mathematics, in a leading position.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong background with a high-level programming language, preferentially Python but MATLAB, R, C++, Julia serve similarly. Knowledge of High-Performance Computing and implementation is such environments would be beneficial.

Application Requirement

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About University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is a multi-campus institution, with two diverse campuses in Bloemfontein and one in Qwaqwa in the scenic Eastern Free State, accommodating more than 40 000 students in its seven faculties, with an increasing number of international students and associates, and an ever-widening scope of active involvement in and contribution to its surrounding communities. It is an institution that goes all out to provide its students and staff with an outstanding university experience, anchored in a value bedrock of Excellence, Innovation and Impact, Sustainability, Care, Social Justice, and Accountability.