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Lecturer in Astronomy
£34,895 to £44,166
Full Time Permanent
Saturday 01 December 2012
Monday 11 February 2013
One or more permanent faculty positions are available in the Astronomy group at the University of Southampton, at the level of Lecturer.
The Astronomy group at Southampton is one of the world's leading groups in high energy astrophysics, accretion and transients, as well as being a key player in the next-generation of radio telescopes. We are currently the UK lead for the INTEGRAL space mission, lead researchers for approved key science projects with the LOFAR, MeerKAT, AMI and eMERLIN radio telescopes, and members of the LOFT and SALT consortia. The group is supported by research funding from the UK STFC and NERC research councils, as well as Royal Society, European Research Council, ESO and Marie Curie research grants. The group has ten permanent academic staff (plus two visiting professors), fourteen postdoctoral fellows and around twenty PhD students, as well as a dedicated outreach fellow. We are amongst the most productive and most cited Astronomy groups in the UK. The successful applicant will strengthen and expand our existing research, and we are looking for exceptional candidates from observational and/or theoretical astrophysics backgrounds.
The Astronomy group is part of Southampton Physics & Astronomy, which is currently ranked as a world top-30 Physics department. This is part of the larger Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences which brings together fundamental research with one of the UK's largest and strongest computer science departments. We are also part of the new STAG (Southampton Theory, Astronomy and Gravitation) institute which combines researchers across Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.
The salary is in the range £34,895 - £44,166 depending on experience. Exceptional candidates will be considered for more senior appointments.
For more information, please see:
Southampton Astronomy: www.astro.soton.ac.uk
Southampton Physics: www.phys.soton.ac.uk
Southampton FPAS: www.fpas.soton.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is 1st December 2012. Please apply online through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please quote vacancy reference 163712WF on all correspondence. In addition to the application, please include a CV and statement of research. In addition, please include a CV and statement of research interests and three letters of reference. In addition, please include a CV and statement of research interests and three letters of reference. In addition, please include a CV and statement of research interests and three letters of reference. In addition, please include a CV and statement of research interests and three letters of reference.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.