VCRF: Big data

For convenience the advertisement for this position is reproduced below. To apply please go to the UH jobs site and search for jobs in 'Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics' or for job ID 014878.

Research Fellow - Big Data Science from Large Observational Surveys
School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics/Centre for Astrophysics Research College lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
UH7 £32,004 - £38,183 per annum dependent on skills and experience

FTE:            Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for 5 years from October 2017

Qualifications required:

Qualifications must include a PhD in Astrophysics or closely related discipline.  The successful candidate will have an excellent research record that complements existing expertise at the Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR) and experience in observational or theoretical work using large survey datasets.

Description of the research activities and area:

The Fellow will be expected to establish an independent, high-impact research programme that is relevant to new and forthcoming ‘Big Data’ observational surveys. A key focus of this role is to enhance and complement the world-leading research portfolio of the Centre for Astrophysics Research, by developing techniques for the mining and/or theoretical analysis/interpretation of data from large surveys in which the Centre has a leading role (particularly LSST and the SKA precursors). This is a fixed-term, 5-year, research intensive position that carries an optional teaching workload of at most 6 hours per week during term time, involving teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Skills and experience needed:

The Fellow will have established him/herself as an independent researcher, capable of establishing a programme of research activity within the scope of the project. S/he will have excellent oral and written communication skills in both spoken and written English and a track record of publications in high impact journals. The Fellow will be expected to build capacity in the area of Data Intensive Science and participate in attracting external funding, previous success being a desirable attribute. S/he should be able to establish good working relationships, and work closely with members of the Centre and the broader School of Physics Astronomy & Mathematics, at the University of Hertfordshire and with partner organisations as appropriate.