POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN e-MERLIN SCIENCE SUPPORT


Prof. Raman Prinja

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
England UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year post-doctoral research associate in
the Astrophysics group (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/star/) at University College
London (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/) to work on the development of science
support tools for e-MERLIN and subsequent exploitation of observations.
This Leverhulme Trust-funded position is an exciting opportunity to be
involved at the early stages of the significantly upgraded e-MERLIN
(www.merlin.ac.uk/e-merlin/) radio facility.

The programme is highly cross-disciplinary and involves the development
of algorithms, data processing techniques and software to meet a range of
applications for e-MERLIN. The research associate will be involved in the
commissioning and science verification of e-MERLIN, focusing on the use
of e-MERLIN to study the evolution of massive stars. The successful
candidate will work with Prof. Prinja and Dr Yates at UCL, and would also
be expected to spend extended periods interacting with the e-MERLIN team
at Jodrell Bank (Cheshire), under the direction of Dr Garrington and
Prof. Diamond.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics or
related subject, together with extensive experience in radio astronomy
techniques, and research interests in star formation and evolution. The
starting salary will be 26,666 plus 2,572 London Allowance. Further
details can be found at www.phys.ucl.ac.uk/people/vacancies. Please
contact Prof. Raman Prinja (rkp AT star.ucl.ac.uk) with any informal
enquires.

Applications in the form of a full CV and a statement of research
interests should be sent to Prof. Raman Prinja, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London
WC1E 6BT, UK. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of
recommendation to be sent by the deadline.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 28 September
2007.

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Email: rkp@star.ucl.ac.uk

Deadline: 28 September 2007