The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has an immediate vacancy for an open-ended academic position, at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, in the field of exoplanet characterisation.
The Cardiff Astronomy Instrumentation Group (AIG) is a member of the international consortium that will provide the science payload for the European Space Agency’s ARIEL satellite. ARIEL will be dedicated to the systematic characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres and is scheduled for launch in 2028. The AIG has a long track record in space instrumentation for astrophysics, including ISO-LWS, Planck-HFI and Herschel-SPIRE, and works in close collaboration with the Cardiff Astronomy Group which has strong research programmes in extragalactic and galactic astronomy, including the development and characteristics of planetary systems.
This position is part of a long-term strategic plan of the instrumentation and astronomy groups to broaden their current research to exoplanet atmospheric characterisation with ARIEL, JWST and other ground based and space facilities. The AIG will contribute significantly to ARIEL, and the new appointee will become a key member of the Cardiff ARIEL team and of the international ARIEL Consortium.
You will have a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics from a leading university programme with an excellent track record in exoplanet research demonstrated through publications in high quality academic journals and evidence of success in gaining and enhancing research income. You will be an excellent teacher and have clearly demonstrated the ability to teach effectively at University level.
The appointment will be made at a level commensurate with experience.
Lecturer: £35,548 - £47,722
Senior Lecturer: £49,149 - £56,950
Reader: £58,655 - £60,410