Job Opportunity: Academic Position in Exoplanet Characterization at Cardiff University

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK with 26 academic staff in astronomy-related activities including galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, ground-based and space-borne instrumentation development, and gravitational waves. We have an immediate vacancy for an open-ended academic position, at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, in the field of exoplanet science. The appointment will be made at a level commensurate with experience.

This position is part of a long-term strategic plan for astronomy at Cardiff to broaden current research to exoplanet science using space and ground based facilities. We are part of the international consortium that will provide the science payload for the European Space Agency’s ARIEL satellite, dedicated to the systematic characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres and scheduled for launch in 2028. It is expected that the new appointee will become a key member of the Cardiff ARIEL team and of the international ARIEL consortium.

You will have a PhD in Physics or Astrophysics from a leading university programme with an excellent track record in exoplanet research, through observations, instrumentation, or theory, demonstrated by publications in high quality academic journals and evidence of success in gaining and enhancing research income. You will be an excellent teacher and have clearly demonstrated the ability to teach effectively at University level.

Applications should include a covering letter, CV, and concise research and teaching statements.

This post is full-time and open-ended.

More information about this post may be obtained by contacting Prof. Matt Griffin  (Head of Astronomy Instrumentation Group, and UK ARIEL Co-PI; matt.griffin@astro.cf.ac.uk) or Prof. Steve Eales (Head of the Astronomy Group; steve.eales@astro.cf.ac.uk)
More information about working at Cardiff University may be obtained by contacting Glesni Lloyd (Lloydgw@cardiff.ac.uk).

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