Research & Job Opportunities
Deadline 30th November 2012
For current job opportunities at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, please see the University of Manchester's Job opportunities.
Postgraduate studentships in astrophysics
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships
The School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications from candidates wishing to be considered for an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship to be based in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Ernest Rutherford Fellowships enable outstanding researchers the opportunity to pursue full-time research for a period of up to five years.
Candidates can only apply on behalf of one UK institution, and need to first apply to the proposed host to obtain support, before applying to STFC. Each prospective host may only support a limited a number of applicants.
Expressions of interest must be submitted to the School by 20 August and should include a full curriculum vitae, a brief description of your proposed research project (max 2 sides A4) and the names of three referees.
The JBCA is one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK, with 26 permanent academic staff. It operates the Jodrell Bank Observatory and MERLIN, and hosts the international headquarters for the SKA project. e-MERLIN will become fully operational during 2011. The UK ALMA regional centre is now hosted in Manchester. Active research areas in Manchester range from cosmology to planets, with particular strengths in pulsars, gravitational lensing, CMB (e.g. Planck), dust and astrochemistry, star formation, and solar astronomy. There is also an active instrumentation group spanning the wavelength range from sub-mm to centimetre. Observational interests further include the JCMT, the VLT and the VLTI. In the near future, exciting opportunities include e-Merlin, ALMA and SCUBA-2.
Applications are welcomed within any of the research activities of the JBCA.
Informal enquiries for astronomy and astrophysics may be made to Prof. Albert Zijlstra, email: albert.zijlstra (at) manchester.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3925.
Applications to be sent by e-mail to albert.zijlstra (at) manchester.ac.uk, or by post to the address below:
Prof Albert Zijlstra
Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics
Alan Turing Building
School of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Manchester
If you are successful, we will work with you on the proposed research plan.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the School of Physics & Astronomy.
Further information on the STFC Fellowship scheme is available on the STFC website.