RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY - JRID47265

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January 31, 2014
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January 31, 2014
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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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University of Manchester
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Large Academic
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
(Ref: E&PS-03724)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY

Salary: £29,837 to £36,661 per annum

The position is based within the Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology research group, part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), and you will be working with Dr Neal Jackson on strong gravitational lensing.

You will be expected to work with the JBCA strong lensing group, and their collaborators.  This group uses strong gravitational lensing to study the properties of galaxies, using the e-MERLIN instrument on which the group leads a Legacy Programme.  The group is also involved in surveys for lenses with new instruments such as Euclid, LOFAR and is planning for the SKA.  The research would suit a candidate with strengths in gravitational lens modelling, radio synthesis imaging, or a combination of the two.  A PhD is required, together with a strong background in extragalactic astrophysics.

This position is funded by the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council), as part of the JBCA’s Consolidated Grant award.  The appointment is available from 1 April 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information and to apply for this vacancy please visit our website http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs

If you are unable to apply online please request an application form by emailing HRServices@manchester.ac.uk quoting the reference number or by calling +44 (0) 161 275 4499.

Closing date:  31 January 2014

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.