Research Investment Fellowship in Astronomy
Faculty of Science
£30,122 - £44,166 Ref: 8469
Temporary contract for 48 months
Based in Milton Keynes
We invite applicants showing outstanding promise and potential for research leadership to apply for a 4 year independent research fellowship hosted by the Astronomy Discipline in the Open University’s flagship Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR).
We seek to make this appointment in an area that complements and adds value to our existing research strengths, including one or more of the following areas: astrochemistry, star formation and stellar evolution, exoplanets and planet formation, extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. We invite applications in any of these or closely related areas, but exceptional candidates with other research interests that would complement group interests are encouraged to apply.
You should have an excellent track record of independent astronomical research evidenced e.g. by highly-cited / high impact REF-eligible publications, and ideally supplemented with other research esteem indicators. The main duties of the post are research-oriented, but it is also hoped that the candidate will be able to consult on strategic areas of teaching need within the Astronomy Discipline, including extragalactic astronomy.
Closing date: 30 November 2012. Interview date is to be advised.
For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on+44(0)1908 858110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number.
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