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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Graphics

The Computer Science Department has a Postdoctoral Fellowship available to begin in May 2011.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Computer Graphics


The Collaborative Visual Computing Laboratory in the Computer Science Department is offering a Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Center for High Performance Computing in the area of GPU acceleration of Computer Graphics algorithms for Cultural Heritage and Visual Effects applications.

Eligibility and Academic Criteria:

Applications are invitied from individuals of any nationality who are in possession of a relevant Doctoral Degree; particularly candidates who have a strong background and publications in Computer Graphics and GPU Computing. The successful applicant would be primarily responsible for research into the "GPU-Acceleration of Algorithms for Cultural Heritage Reconstruction, Analysis and Visualisation", focusing on the use of distributed GPU computing to address problems arising from the massive and varied data-sets generated by the scanning of cultural heritage structures in Africa. A secondary area of research would be the investigation and development of GPU-cluster solutions for other applications, such as graphical simulation tools for the local Visual Effects industry.


Applicants must:
•    Have obtained a PhD degree within the last five years.
•    Not previously have held a full-time academic appointment
The successful incumbent will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postdoctoral sector. He or she may also be required to participate in departmental activities such as limited teaching and supervision. No further benefits, such as a travel allowance, are included in the fellowship. No service will be required in return for the fellowship.


The value of the fellowship is R300 000 per annum.
The fellowships is tenable for one year, with a possibility of renewal.

Application procedure:

To apply please forward:
•    a covering letter, (stating areas of expertise, research interests and experience, etc.)
•    a brief (2-3 page) CV, including a full list of publications
•    and contact details of two referees
to Salegga Valley on fax: +27 21 650 3551 or email:
Informal queries can be directed to A/Prof. James Gain (
Selection of eligible applicants will be made by the Head of Department and a sub-committee.  Selection will take account of the University’s approved policies and procedures.

The closing date for applications is 20th February 2011.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications,
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.

last modified 2011-01-21 13:16