Institute of Astronomy

Vacancies

The Institute of Astronomy offers a number of PhD and Masters opportunities each year. Details of these can be found on the admissions pages.

Current and previous employment opportunities at the Institute can be found below.

Open Vacancies

Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Published on 11/12/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
AK04854
Salary: 
£28,695-£37,394
Starting Date: 
from 1st October 2015
Tenure: 
2 or 3 years

Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships can be held in the Institute of Astronomy within the subject areas Astrophysics and Cosmology (See http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/research for more information on research at the Institute of Astronomy). The research includes observational and theoretical work in: exoplanets; formation and evolution of stars and their planetary systems; Gaia satellite temporal science; galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology; star formation in external galaxies; accretion discs; formation and evolution of galaxies, supermassive black holes and AGN; quasar absorption lines and the intergalactic medium; gravitational lensing; X-ray studies of clusters of galaxies and active galaxies; cosmic microwave background, large scale structure and the early universe.

For further details, please see http://www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships/SPS.html.

Application Information: 

An application pack and further details on can be found at www.herchelsmith.cam.ac.uk/fellowships/SPS.html or from the Secretary to the Fund Managers, e-mail duncan.mccallum@admin.cam.ac.uk.

The Fellowships will be held in any one of the following departments:

Institute of Astronomy: http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk (Head of Department: Professor Andrew Fabian)

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/ (Head of Department: Professor Peter Haynes)

Department of Physics: http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk (Head of Department: Professor Andy Parker)

Enquiries should be directed to: herchelsmith@phy.cam.ac.uk Please quote reference AK04854 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

References
Please ask the three referees whom you name in the Cover Sheet to supply references direct to Duncan McCallum by, if possible, 5 January 2015. You should supply your referees with your project description to assist them in writing their references.

Permission
It is your responsibility to check that, if offered a Herchel Smith Fellowship, the relevant Department in the University of Cambridge is willing to accommodate you. Prior to making their decisions, the Herchel Smith Managers will check with the Head of the relevant University Department at Cambridge that he/she is willing to accommodate you.

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

Application Deadline Date: 
5 January 2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in observational, X-ray and theoretical astrophysics

Published on 21/11/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG04795
Salary: 
£28,695 to £37,394 or £24,775 to £27,864
Starting Date: 
Earliest start - 1st October 2015
Tenure: 
3 years

The Institute of Astronomy, (IoA) West Cambridge, expects to appoint one or more postdoctoral researchers in the IoA's observational, X-ray and theoretical astrophysics programmes. The programmes are broadly defined and incorporate research undertaken by IoA faculty members. The research includes observational and theoretical work in: exoplanets; formation and evolution of stars and their planetary systems; Gaia satellite temporal science; galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology; star formation in external galaxies; accretion discs; formation and evolution of galaxies, supermassive black holes and AGN; quasar absorption lines and the intergalactic medium; gravitational lensing; X-ray studies of clusters of galaxies and active galaxies; cosmic microwave background, large scale structure and the early universe.

Application Information: 

Applications must be made via the online system accessible here.  Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application. The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted automatically following an application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references (in response to the online generated request) by  midnight (GMT) 12th January 2015. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Please quote reference LG04795 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. If you have any queries about your application, please email pdrec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk Further information can be obtained from Professor Richard McMahon (rgm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) or Professor Andy Fabian (acf(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) Enquiries may be sent to Ms Joy McSharry at: pdrec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

 

Application Deadline Date: 
5 January 2015
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Black Holes and their host galaxies

Published on 21/11/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG04714
Salary: 
£28,695-£37,394 or £38,511 to £48,743
Starting Date: 
From 1st September 2015
Tenure: 
3 years in the first instance

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Cambridge University (West Cambridge site) expects (subject to available funding) to fill a vacancy for one or more postdoctoral research associates to work on the theme “Black holes and their host galaxies: coevolution across cosmic time”. These are European Council funded positions working with Dr Debora Sijacki, the P.I. of the project.

Application Information: 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click here. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application. The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted automatically following an application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references (in response to the online generated request) by midnight (GMT) 11th January 2015. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midday (GMT) on the closing date. Please quote reference LG04714 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. If you have any queries about your application, please email pdrec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk Further information is available from the IoA webpage or can be obtained from Dr Debora Sijacki (deboras(at)ast.cam.ac.uk)

Application Deadline Date: 
2 January 2015
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by Midday.

Closed Vacancies

Kavli Institute Fellowship in Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Published on 21/10/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG04404
Salary: 
£38,511 to £48,743
Starting Date: 
1/10/2015
Tenure: 
5 years

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Application Information: 

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages.http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5087 This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application.  If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.  Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

Please quote reference LG04404 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

 

Application Deadline Date: 
8 December 2014
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.