Applications are invited for a position at the Associate Professor level in the fields of Exoplanets or Galaxy Evolution within the Astrophysics Group at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL.
The successful applicant will be expected to pursue a vigorous research programme and to build MSSL/UCL capability and visibility in one of the above fields. We are looking for candidates with internationally leading research records. We are particularly interested in candidates who can maximise the scientific return from our substantial involvements in the PLATO, Gaia and Euclid satellite missions as well as that in the James Webb Space Telescope. 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: £53,174 to £58,089 (GBP), plus relocation benefits. The appointment grade will be commensurate with accomplishment and experience. The start date will be 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible after that.
More details can be found at the URL below in the "Apply to Job" section. References will be sought only for shortlisted candidates. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Mark Cropper ([email protected]) or, for administrative matters, to Suzanne Winter ([email protected]). Applications should be completed on line http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/. If you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter for advice.
The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018.