Research Fellow in Time-Domain Data Analysis

University of Southampton
September 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 8 mon
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Research Fellow in Time-Domain Data Analysis (Astronomy and Atmospheric


Astronomy Group

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £36,024 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 8 months Closing Date: Monday 18 September 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2415123WF

Do you want to be part of a multidisciplinary project bringing astrophysics data analysis techniques to air pollution studies?

Air pollution is amongst the worst environment health risks and a recognised global challenge facing humanity. We are looking for a unique and talented individual to lead the analysis of air pollution studies under the `Clear Skies' project, a collaboration between the Universities of Southampton and York, under the auspices of the STFC Air Quality Network (https: // www. Different from previous studies, we will apply frontline time-series analysis techniques (e.g. those developed and common in astrophysics) to air pollution monitoring data. Clear Skies hopes to identify new underlying drivers and correlations in high time resolution air pollution monitoring datasets.

Do you have experience with either modern astrophysics (preferably time- domain analysis), experience with statistical data analysis or relevant computing languages? We are looking for a talented, creative, and independently motivated individual to join our team at Southampton. This position is a unique opportunity with creative freedom and responsibility, on the front lines of knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary science, with the potential to impact policy that affects peoples' lives and health. The successful candidate will receive support and guidance regarding air pollution data, as well as on time-domain data analysis, from members of the collaboration.

To lead this project, you will have a PhD (preferred), Masters or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in either astrophysics, or air pollution studies, or a field with related data analysis and programming experience.

This is a full fixed-term position of 8 months due to funding restrictions supported by STFC-IAA.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is a friendly and supportive environment to work in. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the academic and student population and you will be supported in developing your career while maintaining a good work-life balance through our clear family-friendly policies.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Physics and Astronomy. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the academic and student population, and in recognition we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2023 and the Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion status in 2019. Physics and Astronomy gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, and onsite childcare facilities. For further information please visit https: // www.

Please get in contact should you have queries about this position.

subject to qualifying criteria

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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