An astronomer/programmer position is available in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter to work with Professor Tim Naylor.
This post is part of the UK’s LSST Phase B programme, which will develop techniques and software tools to support the LSST-based work of UK astronomers. Specifically, the post-holder will investigate the statistical techniques required to cross-match sources from the crowded LSST fields with catalogues from other surveys both in the optical and other wavebands, and implement them in a way accessible to astronomers. As such it requires some understanding of the relevant astronomy, as well as astronomical statistics and an ability to program to a standard such that software can be released. There should be opportunities for science which expands or tests the techniques and software being developed, and to write papers describing the work.
You will work as part of the Exeter astrophysics group of over 50 staff and post-graduate students which has broad programme of stellar and planetary physics based around star formation and Exoplanets. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
The post is available starting on 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and is for two years, with a salary in the range £29,515 to £35,211 depending on experience and qualifications.
Before submitting an application, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Prof Tim Naylor, telephone (01392 724172) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline 2nd September.