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Research Associate (UK ALMA Regional Centre Node Scientist)

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th November 2021
Closes: 15th December 2021
Job Ref: SAE-017042
 

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
School/ Directorate: 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: 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.

For further information, please visit: http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here.

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
Email: g.fuller@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

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

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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