Research Associate to work on a submillimetre survey of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Cardiff University
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking applicants for the position of postdoctoral research associate to work in the research group of Prof. Steve Eales and Dr Matthew Smith at Cardiff University.

The research associate will work with an international team, which we are leading, that is using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope to carry out the first high-fidelity submillimetre survey of the Andromeda Galaxy and a sample of other nearby galaxies (HASHTAG/ , DOWSING /). Two of the main aims of HASHTAG are to produce the first detailed map of the properties of dust in M31 (at ~20pc resolution) and to gain an understanding of the effect of environment on the physics of star formation. DOWSING will expand these studies to a wider range of environments. We plan to achieve these aims by combining submillimetre surveys with surveys across multiple wavelengths.

We are seeking a researcher with an excellent track record in multi-wavelength extragalactic astronomy. Previous experience in submillimetre astronomy, dust modelling, and the interstellar medium would be useful but is not essential.

The research associate will become a part of the newly established Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology (CHART) at Cardiff University ( Other research groups in CHART are investigating star formation, galaxy evolution, transient phenomena, the cosmic microwave background, exoplanets and astrobiology. We also have a strong instrumentation group, which builds instruments for the next generation of ground-based and space telescopes.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made by email to Prof. Steve Eales ([email protected]) or to Dr Matthew Smith ([email protected]). Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Helen James ([email protected]).

This position is fixed term for 18 months. The position is available from 1st September 2022, but the starting date is negotiable.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

Job Reference: 14768BR

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Closing date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part time or full time.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:”


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$41093.46 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$49027.29 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Steve Eales
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