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

Summer Placement - The David and Bridget Jacob Internship Programme

Published on 24/01/2020 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
The National Living Wage
Starting Date: 
Summer 2020
Tenure: 
4 - 10 weeks

The Cavendish Laboratory and the Institute of Astronomy recognise with deep gratitude the support of Mr David and Mrs Bridget Jacob and their establishment of The David and Bridget Jacob Internship Programme. The Programme will support one 4 - 10 week summer internship placement, alternating annually between Cavendish Astrophysics and the Institute of Astronomy. The student should be from a university within the UK other than the University of Cambridge or University of Oxford.

Application Deadline Date: 
10 February 2020
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.

Cleaner (Part-time)

Published on 20/01/2020 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG22027
Salary: 
£17,682 pro rata
Starting Date: 
as soon as possible
Tenure: 
Permanent

The Institute of Astronomy requires a cleaner to work part time (25 to 35 hours per week) from Monday to Friday as part of a small friendly team undertaking general office cleaning duties and occasional catering assistance, serving tea and coffee etc. The weekly hours and the daily times to be negotiated with the Institute before start of employment. On-site parking is available.

Application Information: 

Click 'Apply' to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please submit your application by midnight of the closing date of Friday, 31st January 2020. If you have any queries about your application please contact Ms Joy McSharry (jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk). Informal enquires may be addressed to Mrs Angela Macharia (instsec(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LG22027 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Application Deadline Date: 
31 January 2020
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.

Royal Society Newton International Fellowships

Published on 17/01/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
See call documentation for details: £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (Tax exempt)
Starting Date: 
Between 01 October 2020 and 31 March 2021
Tenure: 
2 Years

The Institute of Astronomy is pleased to invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified researchers who wish to apply for a Newton International Fellowship to be held at the Institute. The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. The grants of £24,000 per annum (Tax Free) to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses (£2,000 for EEA nationals)..

See https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/ for further details.

The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British Academy and the Royal Society. The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities. They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,000 for relocation expenses (£2,000 for EEA nationals). The Newton International Fellowships Scheme covers researchers in the following disciplines: physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Please see the scheme notes for more information, including eligibility criteria and the application process.

  • Applications must be submitted by the applicant and approved by the host organisation by 3pm GMT on the 26th March 2020.

  • Interested applicants should make contact with us by 9th March at the latest, with the application ideally being submitted by 17th March 2020 to allow time for internal approval. 

  • 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 hosting the fellowship within the Institute.

Application Deadline Date: 
9 March 2020

Closed Vacancies

Research Assistant/Associate in LSST Survey Science (Fixed Term)

Published on 03/12/2019 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG21641
Salary: 
£26,715 - £30,942 or £32,816 - £40,322
Starting Date: 
as soon as possible
Tenure: 
2 years in the first instance

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Application Information: 

Click on 'Apply' to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please submit your application by midnight of the closing date of Friday, 17th January 2020. If you have any queries about your application please contact Ms Joy McSharry (jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk). Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Manda Banerji (mbanerji(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, publication list, 2-page statement of research and details of three referees as part of the selection process. Referees will automatically be contacted to supply references. The deadline for receipt of reference letters is 24th January 2020.

Please quote reference LG21641 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Application Deadline Date: 
17 January 2020
Application Deadline Information: 
Midnight - Friday, 17th January 2020