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

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 / Organisational Unit : Science & 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

Further Particulars and Job Description


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