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

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) related to the analysis and processing of the Gaia photometric data

Published on 29/06/2016 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG09370
Salary: 
£25,023 to £28,892 or £28,982 to £37,768 p.a.
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Tenure: 
31st December 2018 in the first instance

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) at the West Cambridge site has a leading role in the processing and analysis of the photometric data collected by the European mission Gaia (http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia):The IoA hosts most of the members (including leading roles) of the Coordination Unit 5 (CU5) responsible for the photometric data produced by the Gaia mission. This includes integrated photometry in the broad G-band and low resolution spectroscopy from the Blue and Red Photometers. The IoA is also the location of the Data Processing Centre operating the photometry software pipeline. The core of the Science Alerts team also resides at the IoA. Following the cyclic nature of the Gaia processing within the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC), the first photometric catalogue has now been released to the other DPAC systems and a selection of that catalogue is being validated to be included in the first public data release planned for the summer of 2016. The basic algorithms for the calibration of the data have been implemented, however additions and improvements to deal with complex or non-nominal cases will be needed in the near future. 

Application Information: 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click 'here'. 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 submit your application by midnight (GMT) of the closing date of Monday, 1st August 2016. If you have any queries about your application, please email Ms Joy McSharry (jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk). Further information is available from Dr Dafydd Wyn Evans (dwe(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) Please ensure that you upload your 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. The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted following your application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide reference letters by the deadline of midnight (GMT) Monday, 15th August 2016. Please quote reference LG09370 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: 
1 August 2016
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Cleaner/Caterer

Published on 13/06/2016 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG09384
Salary: 
£14,323 to £16,017
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Tenure: 
Permanent

The Institute of Astronomy requires a full time cleaner to work as part of a small friendly team undertaking general office cleaning duties and occasional catering assistance, serving tea and coffee etc. Hours are flexible but approximately 8.00am to 4.15pm. On-site parking and a subsidised bus service to and from Cambridge are available.

No formal qualifications are required. However, it will be important for the successful candidate to have the ability to work within a team environment to a routine, with the minimum of supervision and to use their own initiative.

Application Information: 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on 'Apply'. 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 submit your application by midnight (GMT) of the closing date of Thursday, 30th June 2016. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Joy McSharry on 01223 761537 or email (jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).

Interviews will take place on Friday 15 July 2016.

Please quote reference LG09384 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: 
30 June 2016
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Closed Vacancies

There are currently no listings of previously closed vacancies at the Institute of Astronomy.