Institute of Astronomy


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Open Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in debris disks and extrasolar planets

Published on 07/04/2014 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
£24,289 - £27,318 or £28,132 - £36,661 p.a.
Starting Date: 
October 2014 (or earlier by arrangement)
31st December 2016

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Cambridge, has a vacancy for a postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate to collaborate with Mark Wyatt on an ERC-funded research programme titled “Debris in extrasolar planetary systems”. This programme, which runs for 5 years from 1 January 2012, seeks to understand the nature of the planetary systems of nearby stars through study of their debris disks.

Application Information: 

Applications must be made via the on-line system accessible here.  Applications should include a CV, publications list, statement of research interests, and a CHRIS/6 cover sheet.  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 the 9th June 2014.  If you have any queries about your application, please email pdrec(at) and further information can be obtained from Dr Mark Wyatt (wyatt(at)

Further information about the Institute of Astronomy which is located in West Cambridge, can be found at and form CHRIS/6 from

Application Deadline Date: 
2 June 2014

Closed Vacancies

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