The research group of Prof. Jane Greaves at Cardiff University is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate.
This research associate will process and analyse data from the Planet-Earth Building-Blocks Legacy eMERLIN Survey (PEBBLeS). The survey data-flow runs from 2019-2021, and the post-holder will be responsible for optimal imaging and characterisation of systems similar to the protosolar nebula (at the longest radio wavelengths so far attempted), to search for signatures of planet formation. The work is fully supported by an observational/theoretical team, and the post is suited to individuals with a range of backgrounds and interests, from data processing to scientific exploitation.
In particular we are seeking a researcher with experience in working with radio-continuum interferometry data (ideally using Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) tools). Interest in planet formation and/or associated areas is desirable, but suitable training can be offered to a researcher with a track record in another astrophysical field.
The research associate will join the wider Star and Planet Formation group at Cardiff University (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/
star-and-planet-formation). Other members of the Cardiff astronomy and instrumentation groups play leading roles in modelling and detecting gravitational waves, characterising transient phenomena, exploring galaxies and observational cosmology, studying star formation within the Milky Way, and building the next generation ground and space based telescopes.
This position is full-time and funded for a duration of three years, from the earliest start date of 1st April 2019. Starting no more than 4 months later than this date is preferred, in order to support the project's data flow.
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)
Informal enquiries about the role can be made by email to Prof. Jane Greaves (GreavesJ1@cardiff.ac.uk).
Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd (LloydGW@cardiff.ac.uk).
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