Career opportunities at JBCA:

Lecturer in Radio Astronomy, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Application deadline: 21/02/2020

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Radio Astronomy for appointment in 2020.

We are seeking to appoint an astrophysicist with an outstanding record of research in the field of radio astronomy. In particular, we seek candidates with an outstanding record of exploiting radio interferometers, including long baseline arrays.

Professor in Extragalactic Astronomy

Application deadline: 14/02/2020

Applications are invited for a post of Professor in Extragalactic Astronomy for appointment in 2020. We are seeking to appoint scientists with established records of world-leading research excellence in the field of extragalactic astronomy, with particular emphasis on galaxy formation in the early universe, galaxy structure, morphology, kinematics and evolution, merging systems and star formation at high redshift. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and to management and administration within the Department.

SO:UK Project Manager

Application deadline: 31/01/2020

Applications are invited for the position of SO:UK Project Manager in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with immediate effect. We are seeking to appoint an individual with a strong track record in project management to help manage the Phase A study for the UK contribution to the international Simons Observatory project.

The SO:UK project is headed at Manchester by Professor Michael Brown in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. This is a proposed major contribution to the US-led international project to construct a group of cosmic microwave background telescopes in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

For further information on each post, and details of how to apply, please see the links to the University of Manchester Jobs website.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department 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 and applicants requiring flexible working hours (including part-time) are encouraged. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit The Department of Physics website.

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