Research Associate x2 (Fixed Term)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Cavendish Laboratory
Street Line 2: 
19 J J Thomson Avenue
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Cambridgeshire
Zip/Postal: 
CB3 0HE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

£31,604-£38,833

Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory

Ref: KA14388

The Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, has up to two vacancies for Postdoctoral Research Associates working on Petabyte-scale astronomy, the design of computing and software for the Square Kilometre Array observatory, and on advanced software techniques applied in general to astronomy. We are expecting to appoint for a starting date in March or April 2018.

The positions will be funded by EC H2020 programme ASTERICS project and by Cambridge University's STFC grant for SKA development. These grants support the Astrophysics Group's work in the development of scientific computing for SKA by providing leadership in the design of the "Science Data Processor" (SDP) system for SKA, working towards a vision for a European community-facing SKA compute centre and developing methodologies applicable for data mining in large archives and across multiple wavebands and observatories.

The successful candidates will have a good first degree (2.1 or equivalent) and PhD in Astronomy, Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline. They will work with existing group members and with astronomers, computer scientists and engineers across the SKA SDP consortium and EU ASTERICS collaboration to research, develop and implement software for Petabyte-Scale Astronomy. The role will include selection, implementation and in-depth testing and analysis of execution frameworks that will allow scale out of data analysis to 100s of nodes in a HPC-like environment. A background in high performance computing, and numerical processing of data is essential. Experience of astronomy would be beneficial.

The closing date for applications is 6-Feb-2018. Interviews are expected to be held in February.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance due to limited funding until the end of April 2019.

Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV), covering note, list of publications and a statement of research interests together with the contact information of two referees.

To apply online for this vacancy, please follow this link http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16183/

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact HR & Events Administrator at rutherford.hr@phy.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Bojan Nikolic b.nikolic@mrao.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference KA14388 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16183/
Title: 
Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)
Institution/Company: 
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Cavendish Laboratory
Street Line 2: 
19 J J Thomson Avenue
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Cambridgeshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
CB3 0HE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
rutherford.hr@phy.cam.ac.uk
Subject: 
Ref: KA14388
Email: 
rutherford.hr@phy.cam.ac.uk