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Research Associate in Pulsar and Fast Transient Search, Machine Learning and Pipeline Developing
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14384

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/09/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 1 October 2019 until 31 March 2021

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral position available on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester. As part of the UoM SKA Group you will be involved in the specification, design, development, and verification of software to achieve the Non-imaging processing requirements for the real-time and off-line analysis of pulsar and fast transient data. This will include software both searching for new systems as well as the post-processing of these data.


This post is available from 1st October 2019 for 18 months with a possible extension depending on further funding. You should have a PhD (by the start date) in Astronomy or Computer Science. Significant experience in the development of non-imaging signal processing software systems is needed. You should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent oral and communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is required.


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:


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Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Ben Stappers


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

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