Project Scientist

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Science and Technology Facilities Council
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Project Scientist

Salary: £39,748 to £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience).
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Scientist to join the Project Science Group at STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC)!

Do you have:

  • PhD in Astronomy (or related field) and postdoctoral-level experience.
  • Strong track record of delivering published research in astronomy and/or instrumentation, with significant observational experience in radio/sub-mm astronomy.
  • Understanding of interferometric techniques in long-wavelength astronomy.

About this opportunity:

We are looking for an enthusiastic astronomer to join our team working on the development of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO). Construction of the SKAO will start later this year and, when complete, it will be the world’s most sensitive radio telescope. Your role will be as a Product Owner in the development and delivery of the SKAO Observatory Science Operations tools.

You will bring significant scientific experience in observational astronomy. In joining our local team and international partners, you will shape the ways in which the SKAO will be used and steer development of the required software. You will also contribute more broadly to the scientific activities at the UKATC, including development of future projects and investigating applications of our technologies to other fields.

You will be expected to pursue your own research programme in an area reflecting the science priorities of projects in development at the UKATC.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance! Within this post there will be opportunities for professional development courses, both through STFC and support of other training that will help your career development.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

How to apply:

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In your application please provide a statement of research interests and future plans, a CV, full publication list, and the names of two potential referees. Closing Date: 16th July 2021.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 16, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 16, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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