Post Doctoral Research Assistant (SKA development) - JRID47350

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
February 7, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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Attention To: 
Miss Emma Faid
Astrophysics Administrator
Department of Astrophysics
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University of Oxford
Street Address Line 2: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road
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United Kingdom
+44 1865273302
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Grade 8 (£37,382 - £44,607 per annum) fixed term post within the ARTEMIS group which spans across the Oxford e-Research Centre and Oxford Astrophysics at the University of Oxford.  The post is available for a period of 30 months, commencing March 2014, and will be based in the Dept of Physics.  The successful applicant will work within the Non-Image-Processing (NIP) team at Oxford with a leadership role focusing on the deliverables for the SKA NIP data handling software. This role involves designing, producing and evaluating highly optimised software for the data handling of pulsar observations with the SKA.  Additionally, the successful applicant will work closely with the SKA Time Domain Team collaboration, consisting of researchers from Oxford, the University of Manchester and the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany.

The Time Domain Team consists of experts in radio astronomy and high performance computing, and has objectives which are closely aligned with those of the SKA for non-image processing. Expertise in streaming data processing with an emphasis on real-time processing, and experience in highly efficient computer software development and implementation are required.  Prior experience in the field of Radio Astronomy and involvement in SKA pathfinder projects would be an advantage.  Applicants should possess (or be very close to obtaining) a doctorate in scientific computing, physics, astrophysics or a related field to the project defined above.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.   To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please go to

Only applications received by midday on 7 February 2014 can be considered.  You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae list of publications and the names and address of three referees as part of your online application.  In addition, candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to by the closing date above. Applications are acknowledged but not referee letters.  For informal enquiries about this post please contact either Dr Aris Karastergiou ( or Dr Wes Armour (