Associate Professor in Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University College London
Department Name: 
Mullard Space Science Labboratory
Street Line 1: 
Holmbury House
Street Line 2: 
Holmbury St Mary
City: 
Dorking
State/Province: 
Surrey
Zip/Postal: 
RH5 6NT
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for an Associate Professor position in the field of Exoplanets at within the Astrophysics Group at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL.

The successful applicant will be expected to pursue a vigorous research programme to boost the fast-growing exoplanet research environment at MSSL. This already includes a strong involvement in ESA's PLATO satellite mission and a new exoplanet research group led by Dr Vincent Van Eylen, as well as a strong Solar System research component. In addition, ESA's Ariel mission is led from our sister Physics & Astronomy department at UCL. Applicants should have internationally leading research records, and we are particularly interested in candidates who can maximise the scientific return from our substantial involvements in PLATO. The candidate will also fulfill a teaching responsibility at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

MSSL is the UK's largest university-based space research group, delivering a broad, cutting-edge science programme, underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation. Our scientific research ranges from cosmology and the study of extra-galactic objects, to studies of the Sun, the planets and their moons, and the Earth. Details can be found on www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl

The salary will be in the Associate Professor grade 9 range: £54,131 to £59,135, plus relocation benefits. The appointment grade will be commensurate with accomplishment and experience. The start date will be 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible after that.

Uploaded materials should include a CV, a letter to the Head of Department and any other materials you consider appropriate.  Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Mark Cropper (m.cropper@ucl.ac.uk) or, for admin matters, to Suzanne Winter.  Apply online using the URL at the bottom of this page.  If you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter for advice.

The closing date for applications is 2 December 2019.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$66072.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$72180.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Relocation cost

Retirement savings

Voluntary Health Care Scheme

Eyecare vouchers

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Suzanne Winter
Title: 
Adminstrator
Institution/Company: 
University College London
Department Name: 
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
Holmbury St Mary
Street Line 2: 
Holmbury St mary
City: 
Dorking
State/Province: 
Surrey
Zip/Postal Code: 
RH5 ^NT
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
01483 204122
Email: 
s.winter@ucl.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
1829914
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Mark Cropper
Email: 
m.cropper@ucl.ac.uk