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Research Assistant/Associate in GaiaUnlimited (Fixed Term)

Published on 21/12/2020 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
£26,715 - £30,942 or £32,816 - £40,322
Starting Date: 
no later than June 30 2021
3 years in the first instance

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge to work on the survey selection function for the Gaia mission. The research will be done as part of the GaiaUnlimited project, funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The aim is to research, develop, and implement the Gaia survey selection function, as well as selection functions for Gaia combined with other surveys.

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 Wednesday, 20th January 2021. If you have any queries about your application please contact Ms Joy McSharry (jpm(at) Informal enquires may be addressed to Prof. Vasily Belokurov (vasily(at)

Please quote reference LG25156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Application Deadline Date: 
20 January 2021
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight.