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

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Published on 21/05/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG15654
Salary: 
£25,728-£38,833
Starting Date: 
October 2018
Tenure: 
3 years

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) at the West Cambridge site expects to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to
work on the Milky Way Galaxy and data from the Gaia satellite.
The Milky Way research involves mapping out the dark matter in the Galaxy, reconstructing the assembly
history of the Galaxy through observational work involving large scale surveys, as well as theoretical studies

Application Information: 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/17605. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages.
There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web
Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publication record and research statement and
covering letter and the contact details of three referees.
Please submit your application by midnight of the closing date of 25th June 2018. The names and contact
details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted and asked to
provide a references.
If you have any queries about your application, please contact Ms Joy McSharry by email jpm (at)ast.cam.ac.uk.
Further information can be obtained from Professor Wyn Evans (nwe(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) or from Dr Vasily
Belokurov (vasily(at)ast.cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference LG15654 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: 
25 June 2018
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Secretary of the Institute (Temporary Cover)

Published on 09/05/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Reference: 
LG15537
Salary: 
£39,992 to £50,618
Starting Date: 
as soon as possible
Tenure: 
up to two years

The Institute of Astronomy is seeking to appoint an Interim Departmental Secretary to provide cover for up to
two years while the substantive post holder is on secondment.
You will oversee a broad range of administrative functions and associated resources related to HR,
Administration, teaching and research support, under the authority of the Director of the Institute, and advise
and support the Director and his deputies, and other senior academic staff, on related matters. In addition the

Application Information: 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the '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.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact Joy McSharry (jpm(at)ast.cam.ac.uk) . Informal enquiries may
be directed to Louise Akroyd (louise.akroyd(at)admin.cam.ac.uk)
Further information about the Institute may be obtained from http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk.
Please submit your application by midnight of the closing date of Monday, 11th June 2018.
Please quote reference LG15537 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: 
11 June 2018
Application Deadline Information: 
Applications to be received by midnight. GMT

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Published on 22/02/2018 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Salary: 
See call documentation for details
Starting Date: 
01/10/2019
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;

  • You must have a PhD (or at least 4 years research experience)

  • You must not have resided or worked in the UK for more than 12 months during the three years up to the submission deadline

Additionally, applicants are expected to have significant research recognition (via publications and citations) and be able to demonstrate evidence of independence/leadership potential.

Full details of eligibility and call documentation can be found on the European Commission website

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.

Completed applications will have to be submitted through the European Commission’s EPSS system by 4pm GMT Wednesday 12th September 2018, but we would expect interested applicants to contact a member of our academic staff as soon as possible, and at the very latest by 5pm GMT Friday 24th August 2018.

 

Application Deadline Date: 
24 August 2018

Closed Vacancies

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