Research Associate/Research Assistant in Computing for Radio Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Cambridge
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st December 2024 in the first instance.

A position exists for Research Assistant/Associate in Computing for Radio Astronomy

The successful candidate will work as part of an agile development team advancing Big Data/Exascale Astronomy approaches for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Data Processing project. Fresh and carefully considered implementation approaches to the software engineering, algorithms, and computing operations are being developed during the SKA construction period. The processing pipelines include all software for ingesting, calibrating, editing, imaging, cataloguing, and searching data to produce science data products.

The successful candidate will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in astronomy, computer science, engineering or a closely related discipline with a proven track record of software development with Python. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in aperture synthesis or development of data analysis frameworks in a distributed compute environment.

The post holder will be located at the Department of Physics Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

Research Assistant: £27,116 to £31,406 Research Associate: £33,309 - £40,927

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact DR Jeremy Coles [email protected]. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Administrator [email protected].

Please quote reference KA29440 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
£27,116 - £31,406 or £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 28, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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DR Jeremy Coles
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Cambridge
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Cambridge
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
KA29440
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