THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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.
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Closing date: 31 January 2014