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.

Research Associate in Al for Radio Astronomy

Application deadline: 02/03/2020

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in AI for Radio Astronomy, funded by an Alan Turing Institute AI Fellowship. The post will be held at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) at the University of Manchester, and will work on the development of AI approaches to image-based object classification for large-scale radio surveys in the key science areas of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. In particular the post will focus on the use of Bayesian Convolutional Neural Networks and their application to radio astronomy data, including their sensitivity to rare objects, their use in minimising training data and implementing active learning approaches, as well as the development of application specific model selection.

Research Associates in Pulsar Timing (2 Posts)

Application deadline: 02/03/2020

We are seeking two Post-Doctoral Research Associates in Pulsar Timing to work within the Pulsar and Time Domain Astrophysics (PTDA) group at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA).

The University of Manchester and JBCA have a long history of pulsar astrophysics. We operate the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, which has been involved in the observation of pulsars since their discovery and pulsar researchers at Manchester have been involved in the discovery of more than half of all known pulsars.

The PTDA research group at JBCA is one of the largest pulsar research groups in Europe and has an established track record of high-impact publications. The JBCA is actively involved in programs with MeerKAT, including MeerTime. MeerTime is an approved MeerKAT Large Survey Proposal on pulsar timing with science objectives which complements those pursued with the Lovell Telescope.

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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