Institute of Astronomy


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Open Vacancies

Astronomy Outreach Assistant

Published on 02/10/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
£24,775 - £27,864
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Fixed Term: 2 years

The Institute of Astronomy is seeking to appoint an Astronomy Outreach Assistant. The successful candidate will be employed to assist the Public Astronomer (Dr Carolin Crawford) in the delivery of an active astronomy educational outreach programme at the Institute of Astronomy. The post holder will support, develop and deliver outreach activities designed to engage a wide audience with astronomy  – particularly school pupils, community groups, and the general public.

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. 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.

 If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Joy McSharry on 01223 761537 or email jpm(at)




Application Deadline Date: 
4 November 2014
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.

Closed Vacancies

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