Postdoctoral Researcher in Radio Astronomy Simulations

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
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Jodrell Bank
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Lower Withington
SK11 9FT
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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At the SKAO we are coordinating a global effort to deliver one fo the largest science facilities on the planet. The SKAO telescopes will be next-generation instruments that will help to answer key questions in astrophysics, drive technological innovation and support human capital development. 

Being part of Team SKA means contributing to something extraordinary: a uniquely exciting project to advance human knowledge that will last for decades. In return, we offer a diverse multicultural working environment, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme, regular social events, a family-friendly environment and much more. Come and join us!

A unique opportunity for a Postdoctoral research position in Radio Astronomy Simulations.

The Role

The successful candidate will play a major part in developing solutions for the SKA Science Data Challenge in collaboration with existing Science and Operations team members. This initiative aims to release with a regular cadence increasingly realistic simulated SKA datasets and data products to the international scientific user community, together with a specific data analysis exercise for them to solve (the “challenge”) and a set of tools and services to support the completion of the exercise and the evaluation of the results.

The post holder will report to the SKA Project Scientist and be responsible for the coordination of the SKA Science Data Challenges.

The role is a 3-year fixed term contract. Full-time hours will be 35 hours per week and flexible working may be considered compatible with reviews, milestones and office activities.

To find out more about the role and to apply follow this link

The closing date for applications: 31/08/2021

Included Benefits: 

Competitive salary with generous pension and leave benefits

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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