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

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant

Published on 28/01/2015 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG05242
Salary: 
£28,695 to £37,394 or £24,775 to £28,695
Starting Date: 
Earliest start - May 2015
Tenure: 
3 years

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge (West Cambridge site) expects to fill a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher working on studies of the mass structure of galaxies. The successful applicant will work with Matt Auger to investigate existing and forthcoming strong gravitational lens datasets, including newly-discovered lenses from DES, VHS, and Gaia. The position will entail a significant amount of lens modelling, including quasar microlensing, and may also involve directly working with imaging and spectroscopic data; candidates that have experience with lensing, observational data, or hierarchical inference techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Information: 

Applications must be made via the on-line system accessible here. Applications should include a CV, publications list ,and statement of research interests and a CHRIS/6 cover sheet (part 1 and 3 only required). The names and contact details for three referees should also be provided. 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 on-line generated request) by 2nd March 2015 the deadline of the application. If you have any queries about your application, please email pdrec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the position can be obtained from Matt Auger (mauger(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).

Application deadline March 2nd 2015, Midnight GMT

Please quote reference LG05242 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: 
2 March 2015
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Assistant

Published on 22/01/2015 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG05199
Salary: 
£28,695 to £37,394 or £24,775 to £28,695
Starting Date: 
From 1st of May or later
Tenure: 
To 30th April 2018 in the first instance

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2018 in the first instance.
The Institute of Astronomy (West Cambridge) expects (subject to available funding) to fill a vacancy for a postdoctoral research associate/assistant to join a research team based at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge (KICC). The team mainly studies the Emergence of Structure during the Epoch of Reionization supported by an ERC Advanced Grant (PI: Martin Haehnelt, senior research team member: Richard McMahon).  The research topic is interpreted broadly, to range from the first galaxies and massive black holes to the reionization of hydrogen and helium to the physical state of the Intergalactic Medium and its relation to galaxies in the post-reionization epoch. The IoA/KICC offers a vibrant research environment and has excellent access to observational and high-performance computing facilities.

Application Information: 

Applications must be made via the on-line system accessible here .
Applications should include a CV, publications list ,and statement of research interests and a CHRIS/6 cover sheet (part 1 and 3 only required). The names and contact details for three referees should also be provided. 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 on-line generated request) by 23rd February 2015 the deadline of the application. If you have any queries about your application, please email pdrec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk. Further information about the position can be obtained from Martin Haehnelt (haehnelt(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference LG05199 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: 
23 February 2015
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Personal Assistant to the Head of the School of Physical Sciences (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Published on 19/01/2015 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG05176
Salary: 
E24,775- £28,695 pro rata
Starting Date: 
As soon as possible
Tenure: 
31st December 2015

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Internal Applicants only (possible option for secondment).

The successful applicant will perform a key role for the Head of the School of Physical Sciences.

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.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 4th February. It is likely that interviews will be held on Thursday 19th February.

Please quote reference LG05176 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: 
4 February 2015

Closed Vacancies

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