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Research Assistant

University College London - UCL Space & Climate Physics

Location: Dorking
Salary: £25,482 to £31,302 per annum, exclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: 1820873

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Research Assistant in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, to support the first full characterization of the PLATO CCD. The Research Assistant would help in the set-up of test facilities in a clean room environment and to assist develop CCD calibration procedures and plans.   PLATO is a European Space Agency Exoplanet Mission which is scheduled for launch in 2026. This is a full-time post which is initially funded for one year and is expected to continue after this period pending funding.

MSSL is located on its own campus in the beautiful Surrey Hills, surrounded by woodland. MSSL is the UK's largest university space research group. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 40 satellite missions with the European Space Agency, NASA (US), Japan, Russia, China and India, and flown over 230 rocket experiments.

The successful applicant should hold a Masters level degree in space science and technology or have equivalent experience. The post holder should also have experience with device testing and an appreciation of space detector systems. The ability to analyse data sets and to derive fundamental performance characteristics while recognising the limitation of noise sources, to develop and follow test procedures while accurately recording deviations, and to write coherent test reports are also essential requirements.

UCL vacancy reference: 1820873        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries should be made to Alan Smith ( ).

Applications should be completed on line . However if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter ( ) or phone on 01483 204122 for advice.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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