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Research Associate (UK ALMA Regional Centre Node Scientist)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017042

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From appointment until 31 March 2024, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The UK ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) Node at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics invites applications for a research associate position to work as a support astronomer for UK users of the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA). The ARC Node is funded by STFC to support the UK astronomical community to exploit the UK’s investment in ALMA and is a leading member of the European ALMA Regional Centre network led by the ESO. We are seeking an appointee who will spend 75% of their time as part of the ARC Node team supporting astronomers planning ALMA observations, acquiring and processing data as well as contributing to the continued development of ALMA. The appointee will undertake their own independent research program focused on ALMA science for the remaining 25% of their time.

Along with your application, you should submit a single file containing a cover letter briefly outlining how you match the required criteria, your CV, the names and email addresses of at least two referees, a list of publications, and a research statement of maximum length 2 pages.

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. 

We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. 

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Blended working arrangements may be considered.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date. If you have not been contracted by then you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful. 

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Prof. Gary Fuller

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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