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

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Published on 15/08/2017 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
See call documentation for details
Starting Date: 
01/10/2018
Tenure: 
Up to 24 Months

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to be held within the Institute.

Eligibility information;

Application Deadline Date: 
24 August 2017

Astronomy Outreach Assistant (Fixed Term)

Published on 09/08/2017 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG13009
Salary: 
£25,298-£29,301
Starting Date: 
as soon as possible
Tenure: 
1 year in the first instance

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact Joy McSharry(email jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk, telephone 01223 761537)

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th September.

Please quote reference LG13009 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 September 2017
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.

Closed Vacancies

STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Published on 10/07/2017 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
£39,324 to £49,772
Starting Date: 
01/10/2018
Tenure: 
Up to 5 years

The Institute of Astronomy will offer to support a small number or quota of applications for the STFC Rutherford Fellowship scheme. Potential applicants should first contact a member of the Institute's Academic Staff to discuss the possibility of submitting a pre-application to the Institute's selection committee which will review requests.

The Rutherford Fellowships are highly competitive and suitable candidates will normally: i) currently hold a prize fellowship or, be employed on their second or third postdoctoral position following completion of their Ph.D., ii) be able to demonstrate a highly successful research record, including an impressive publication list and associated recognition - evident via a strong citation record and iii) have shown evidence of leadership within their research field and/or major research collaborations/projects. STFC also encourages applications from candidates who are intending to return to research from a career break (normally of at least two years).

Once applicants have engaged with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff, a pre-application may be made by submitting:

  •     cv

  •     publication list

  •     draft research proposal

  •     name and contact details of the proposed referee (personal reference)

  •     name of the IoA Staff member who has agreed to support the application.

Materials should be sent to fellowships@ast.cam.ac.uk with attachments as a single .pdf format file. STFC specify that documents must be submitted as pdf attachments in 11 point Arial font and have a minimum 2 cm margin.

Applicants should also request that their endorsing IoA academic staff member send a statement in support of their application to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

The Institute's selection committee will begin reviewing applications from the middle of August and pre-applications must be received no later than midnight Monday 14th August 2017. Those interested are strongly advised to make an early application. All applicants will be informed of the outcome no later than Thursday 24th August 2017.

The STFC closing date for submission of applications is 4pm Thursday 21st September 2017. All materials will need to have been submitted to the STFC via the JES system by 5pm Thursday 14th September 2017 to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division.

 

Application Deadline Date: 
14 August 2017

Royal Society - University Research Fellowships

Published on 10/07/2017 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
Starting salary up to £40,030.34
Starting Date: 
01/10/2018
Tenure: 
Initially 5 years with a possible further extension of 3 years (see Royal Society for further details)

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite pre-applications from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to be held within the Institute.

In the first instance, applicants should make contact with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff who has related research interests to discuss the possibility of submitting a request for Institute support.

Applicants must have an appropriate level of experience (between 3 and 8 years of post-Ph.D. research experience at the time of application), significant research recognition (via publications and citations) and be able to demonstrate evidence of independence/leadership potential.

Once applicants have engaged with a member of the Institute's Academic Staff, a pre-application may be made by submitting:

  •     cv

  •     publication list

  •     draft research proposal

  •     name and contact details of the proposed referee (personal reference)

  •     name of the IoA Staff member who has agreed to support the application.

Materials should be sent to fellowships@ast.cam.ac.uk with attachments as a single .pdf format file.

Applicants should also request that their endorsing IoA academic staff member send a statement in support of their application to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

The Institute's selection committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-August and those interested are strongly advised to make an early application. In order to be considered, applicants must send their pre-application materials to reach the Institute of Astronomy by midnight Monday 7th August at the latest.

Completed applications will have to be submitted on the Royal Society's Flexi-Grant system by 5pm Tuesday 29th August to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division.

The final deadline for submission of applications to the Royal Society is 3pm Monday 4th September.

The deadline for Head of Department/Nominated Referee references/statements to be submitted online using the Royal Society's Flexi-Grant system is also 3pm Monday 4th September.

 

Application Deadline Date: 
7 August 2017