The UK ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) Node invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to work as a support astronomer for UK users of the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA). The ARC Node is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Manchester. JBCA is one of the largest academic astronomy research groups in Europe and is also home to the e-MERLIN and VLBI National Facility. The ARC Node is funded by STFC to support the UK astronomical community to exploit the UK’s investment in (ALMA) and is a leading member of the European ALMA Regional Centre network led by the ESO. We are seeking an appointee who will spend 75% of their time as part of the ARC Node team supporting astronomers planning ALMA observations, acquiring and processing data as well as contributing to the continued development of ALMA. For the remaining 25% of their time, the appointee will undertake their own independent research program focused on ALMA science.
The Department 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. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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