Research Associate in Data Processing for Radio Astronomy

Job Reference : S&E-014183
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 05/08/2019
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Particle Physics
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available for 2 years with the possibility of up to two additional years of extension

The Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Research Associate working on the Square Kilometer Array. The work is funded through a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to develop Real Time Analysis (RTA) techniques for the Square Kilometre Array and the Large Hadron Collider Beauty experiment. You will be expected to work  initially on transient classification and anomaly detection techniques in order to efficiently process SKA data products and reduce time-to-insight.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics or related areas. You will have experience in SKA science drivers, software development and machine learning. Experience in SKA and/or SKA precursor instrument data processing pipelines is desirable. The position will be initially for a period of two years.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Dr Conor Fitzpatrick


General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.