The Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis experiment (HIRAX) is a major radioastronomy telescope slated for construction in a radio-quiet area in South Africa. It willdetect the effects of dark energy on the distribution of galaxies, traced by their neutralhydrogen emission. Operating between 400 and 800 MHz, HIRAX will also be a world-leading facility for studies of radio transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers. HIRAXis led by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and so UKZN seeks to appoint a ProjectManager who will play a critical role in its development.The Project Manager will direct the daily operations and manage construction anddesign requirements of HIRAX and the telescope site. The role includes theprocurement of telescope hardware and building links with industry partners. TheProject Manager will be responsible for the delivery of telescope sub-systems as perproject timelines, financial and contractual management of the project, and thecoordination of HIRAX project activities. The incumbent will report directly to thePrincipal Investigator of the project.
Responsibilities + Skills
A broad grasp of astronomy or space project management within an institutionof higher learning or a research institution.
Three (3) years experience in high-level participation in the astronomy or spaceindustry;