e-MERLIN/VLBI Research Support Scientist (up to 2 posts available)

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Manchester
City: 
Manchester
State/Province: 
Manchester
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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e-MERLIN/VLBI Research Support Scientist (up to 2 posts available)

University of Manchester

Manchester

£32,816 - £40,322 per annum depending on experience

Fixed Term - Initially 1 October 2019 until 31 March 2021 (expected extension to at least 2023)

Ref: S&E-14502

 

We are pleased to announce the opportunity for up to two Research Support Scientist positions to join the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility Science Operations and User Support group within the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA).

 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in radio interferometric science and observations, observatory operations and/or data processing techniques. These positions will provide support for scientific users of the e-MERLIN facility, and contribute to operations and the ongoing development of this world class facility. You will be expected, and strongly encouraged, to also persue independent research.

 

e-MERLIN is an SKA-Pathfinder instrument comprising of a network of seven large radio telescopes across the UK linked to a central operations and processing hub at Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO), with an associated scientific support unit based in the Alan Turing Building, Manchester. The network of telescopes provides a world-leading facility for high resolution astronomical imaging at centimetre wavelengths.

 

The e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility is operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the University of Manchester for use by the worldwide astronomy community. e-MERLIN is utilised by hundreds of scientists in the UK and around the world to investigate a wide range of astrophysical phenomena, from planet formation and stellar physics through to extragalactic starformation, jet astrophysics, gravitational lens studies and resolved imaging of high redshift galaxies.

Further details can be obtained from our websites:

http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk

http://www.e-merlin.ac.uk

 

Further information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at www.physics.manchester.ac.uk

 

Enquiries about the vacancy:

· Vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Manager: Rob Beswick, Head of Science Operations and Support, e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility at Robert.Beswick@manchester.ac.uk or Administrative contact: Andrew Gordon, Operations Officer, Jodrell Bank Observatory, at andrew.gordon-2@manchester.ac.uk

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· General enquiries: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 275 4499.

· Technical support: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk or 0161 850 2004.

 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

 

We request candidates to include a document with a cover letter, CV and list of publications with their applications.

 

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

 

Closing date: 7 October 2019 at midnight.

 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance.

 

Further information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at www.physics.manchester.ac.uk

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 14, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Rob Beswick
Email: 
Robert.Beswick@manchester.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
S&E-14502