Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Leceister
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Research Associate – Exoplanets and their host stars

Due to external funding restrictions an appointment can only be made at £33,518

Fixed term contract for 2 years from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. The University of Leicester are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

About this role: In this role you will undertake research on exoplanetary systems, with emphasis on the role of the host star in determining the active environment (‘space weather’) experienced by the exoplanet.

About you: You will provide high-level research skills through personal expertise and contribution to the research team. We are looking for a self-starter with a real passion for the subject matter. You will have the ability to develop innovative approaches to any challenges the project presents and work pro-actively to achieve the very best results.

Click here for further information about the Exoplanet research and the department

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr John Pye on or 0116 252 3552

Closing Date: 22 November 2017 Ref: SEN00927

We anticipate that interviews will take place in December 2017 (date to be confirmed)

For further information and to apply, please visit our website:

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43894.25 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$50859.81 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 4, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Ref: SEN00927