Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the exploitation of the Galactic Plane surveys, for which staff in the UH Centre for Astrophysics Research are the leads. In particular, we are seeking someone to support the operation and calibration of the optical surveys, and to bring together in-house optical, infrared and sub-millimetre survey data with a view to developing a 3D mapping of dust and molecular clouds in the accessible Galactic Plane. Staff working at UH in this area are Janet Drew, Phil Lucas, and Mark Thompson. This project is to be funded by a 3-year award from the Science & Technology Facilities Council of the UK.
The position is available for up to 3 years with a start date between April 1 and August 1 2012. Candidates should have, or should have submitted for a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics, before taking up the post. The starting salary will be on the UH7 scale and is expected to be in the range £30k - £33k, according to experience. Informal requests for information/questions can be mailed to email@example.com
Applications should be submitted online via (http://www.herts.ac.uk/jobs/) and should be accompanied by a CV; list of publications; a summary of previous research (not exceeding two sides of A4 paper, either Word or PDF ); the contact details of 2 referees willing to write on your behalf. Please email these accompanying documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
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