SENIOR TECHNICIAN IN ASTROPHYSICS – Botswana International University of Science & Technology

Job Code: 00562016
Posted On:
Closing On:
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Category: Education
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Palapye
BIUST Main Campus
Plot 10071, Khurumela, Private Bag 16, Palapye
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description: Main Purpose of the Job

To support SKA related projects, Astrophysics laboratory and provide required technical expertise enabling the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines and to support astronomical instrument design, construction, performance evaluation, operation, maintenance (both preventative and corrective) and use with a high order of availability. The incumbent is further expected to provide support of RF Interference, environment and similar monitoring systems. Support integration of telescope instrumentation with related software and data management system (includes archival and retrieval).

Preferred Skills: Academic Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Physics or Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent.


  • A minimum of 2 years experience or 2 years working experience in a teaching lab.

The position requires the following Competencies/Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written  and verbal ), collect, record, process data, draws appropriate conclusions and communicates conclusions in a cogent presentation
  • Good working relationships with students and staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently with minimum supervision
  • Highly analytical and creative thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and streamlining complex work processes
  • Ability to multi-task, deal with conflict, be organized and project orientated
  • Leadership and organizational skills, supervise staff members under their jurisdiction
  • Attention to details
  • Integrity and ethical conduct


The University offers an attractive package, commensurate with qualification and experience.

If you meet the requirements of the above stated position, please send your application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least two (2) recent professional referees to;

Director, Human Resources at the email address below.

For any further enquiries, you may call Ms. Thibelang, Ms. Taolo and @ 4931000/ 4931309/ 4931307/1315. 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

CLOSING DATE: October 14, 2016