ÖPIK RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
3-Year Fixed Term Appointment
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium College Hill, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Salary range: £37,272 - £40,979
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) invites applications for the newly established Öpik Fellowship, named in honour of former AOP director Ernst Öpik (1893 –1985) and his pioneering work from the study of asteroids to that of galaxies.
AOP is seeking to appoint an individual on an upward career trajectory with an outstanding research record, who is looking to establish a unique research area that would contribute to, or complement, the ongoing research at AOP. This is a unique opportunity to carry out independent research in one of the longest continuously operating astronomical research institutes in the world and one of the world’s most advanced planetaria. AOP delivers internationally recognised research in astronomy and related sciences and vibrant educational and outreach programmes for all ages. Its research staff work on a range of topics, from the study of our Sun and Solar System to distant galaxies, has access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and participate in several international projects such as GOTO, I-LOFAR and CTA.
The establishment of the Öpik Fellowship is in keeping with the AOP long-term ambition to be a diverse research environment covering a broad range of astrophysical topics. As such, applications are welcome from candidates working in any field related to astrophysics, including theory, observations, simulations and instrumentation. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out original and significant research at international-quality standards, to regularly publish this research in major refereed journals and to present it at international workshops and meetings. The Öpik Fellow will also be expected to effectively communicate their research results to the general public and to contribute to the broader public engagement and outreach functions of AOP. Finally, the Öpik Fellow will also be welcome to contribute to the supervision and training of PhD students at AOP.
Applicants must have, by the closing date for applications:
- A PhD in Physics, Astrophysics or Astronomy (or related subject)
To apply go to: armagh.space
Closing date: Wednesday 8 January 2020 @ 1600
As a Juno Practitioner, AOP embraces equality and welcomes applications from women, black and minority ethnic candidates and members of other groups that are under-represented in physics.