Research Associate in Experimental Astrophysics on Exoplanets (Fixed Term)

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Current state: Approved
Department: Astrophysics Group
City: Cambridge
State/Province: Cambridgeshire
Category: ,
Country: UK
Contact Person: Karen Scrivener
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Cambridge University
Application Due Date: Wednesday, December 31 2014
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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.The Astrophysics Group of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Exoplanet Research Team of Professor Queloz.The team is involved in observation programmes and active in the development of instrumentation for the detection and characterisation of planets.

The post holder will be expected to conduct independent research programmes and to actively participate in the exploitation of the NGTS experiment and the activity of the consortium. The candidate must be familiar with the exoplanet field of research and data analysis in general. Experience with astronomical equipment, CCD detectors and precise photometry is desirable.

Other exoplanet research programmes are additionally being carried out at the Institute of Astronomy and in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Opportunities of collaboration and exchanges with researchers of other departments are encouraged. A Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre has been recently established to stimulate and promote collaboration between all these teams working on various aspects of exoplanet research.

Applicants should have a PhD in Experimental Astronomy, Physics or another relevant scientific discipline. They should have a proven track record in astronomy research, and scientific exploitation of data.

On appointment, the post-holder will be based at the Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics (J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE). Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information may be obtained from Mrs Karen Scrivener, Astrophysics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, tel: (01223) 337294, or by email: [email protected].

Please quote reference KA04475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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