Postdoctoral Researcher with instrumentation and software skills for high resolution spectrograph

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: 
Centre for Astrophysics Research
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek to appoint a researcher to work on our EXOhSPEC project. This is an instrument built from catalogue components utilising technologies not deployed in astronomical spectrographs to achieve the highest possible radial velocity precision. Active feedback is used to keep the light path in the spectrograph constant. The aim of the project is to significantly extend the reach of precision radial velocities to higher precisions and efficiencies to enable a space-based radial velocity instrument. The researcher will use EXOhSPEC in the laboratory and prototype on different telescopes including the Thai National Telescope and the Isaac Newton telescope. It is necessary to have strong technical skills particularly in data reduction using python as well as some instrumentation background. 

The researcher will be based in the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics Research and work primarily with Hugh Jones and William Martin. The Centre for Astrophysics research is based in the town of Hatfield located in semi-rural Hertfordshire. Hatfield is 25 minutes by train from central London.

The post is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council initially supported to October 2022 with an extension applied for. The appointee should have obtained a PhD before taking up the post.  

Applications are submitted online including a pdf version of a CV including the contact details of two referees willing to write on your behalf via the University of Hertfordshire's recruitment website. Full consideration will be given to applications made by 9 January 2022.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45340.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$54105.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Hugh Jones
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Professor Hugh Jones
Postdoctoral Researcher