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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.