Research Assistant in Radio Cosmology (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months in the first instance.

A position exists for a Research Assistant in Radio Cosmology.

The aim of the role is to develop research in 21-cm cosmology, with a special focus on data analysis of existing experiments (e.g. REACH, HERA).

The role is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant (REACH_21) via the UKRI guarantee funding scheme (PI Dr Eloy de Lera Acedo).

The successful candidate will hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) with a proven track record in Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in 21-cm cosmology / intensity mapping data analysis. A solid understanding of data analysis tools for radio astronomy is valued.

The candidate will also have the ability to work as part of a research team and to communicate findings via the appropriate channels (e.g. research reports/research publications).

Candidates will need to meet all prerequisites for admission to the PhD programme in the Department of Physics (please refer to:

If the candidate registers as a full-time PhD student at the University and studies for the degree, the candidate may apply to pay staff rate tuition fees for the PhD.

The post holder will be located at the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966 (Grade 5).

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Eloy de Lera Acedo ( If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Please quote reference KA39322 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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