BASP (Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing) is actively recruiting multiple Research Associates to start in the first half of 2015, and PhD students to start in the second half of 2015 (see below). These positions are a rare opportunity to work in a truly multidisciplinary and dynamic international research environment.
It is strongly recommended to contact Dr Wiaux by email at y [dot] wiaux [at] hw [dot] ac [dot] uk for a first expression of interest, as well as any informal inquiry, prior to a formal application.
Research Associate positions
The position targets cutting-edge research on the development and test of fast, parallelised and distributed algorithms for compressive imaging from Big Data, in the context of both convex/non-convex optimisation and Bayesian inference, and focusing on Fourier imaging applications such as magnetic resonance imaging in medicine and radio-interferometric imaging in astronomy.
See Heriot-Watt vacancies ref. 328/12/14 for details.
The position targets cutting-edge research on the definition of new acquisition and reconstruction concepts for compressive Fourier imaging in a Big Data context, focusing on hyperspectral imaging and calibration challenges, and validating the approach through numerical simulation in the context of radio-interferometric imaging in astronomy.
See Heriot-Watt vacancies ref. 328/13/14 for details.
The position targets cutting-edge research on the transfer of newly developed compressive imaging techniques to the radio interferometry community, on one hand adapting, testing and validating available algorithms for real/realistic data in the context of next-generation telescopes such the SKA, and on the other hand, testing new compressive sensing acquisition procedures on existing telescopes.
See Heriot-Watt vacancies ref. 328/14/14 for details.
PhD Student positions
Applications from outstanding students are also welcome for a PhD position with BASP in the broad context of the newly funded initiative, and beyond.
Research topics include, but are not restricted to.
Lectureships in Astronomy
Location: Highfield Campus
The Astronomy group at Southampton is one of the world's leading groups in the study of compact objects and time domain astronomy (ie variability). These two themes include understanding accretion onto, and ejection from, X-ray binary systems and AGN, Supernova cosmology
The group has a strong record of research grant funding, eg from the European Research Council, STFC, NERC, the Royal Society and including Marie Curie and ESO fellowships. The group has thirteen permanent academic staff, fourteen postdoctoral fellows and approximately twenty PhD students, as well as a dedicated outreach fellow. We are amongst the most cited Astronomy groups in the UK.
The Astronomy group is part of the School of Physics & Astronomy, which is ranked as a world top-30 Physics department. We are part of the larger Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering which brings together fundamental physics research with one of the UK's largest and strongest computer science departments. We are also part of the new STAG Institute (Southampton Theory, Astronomy and Gravitation) which combines researchers across Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.
Positions are available from 1 October 2015. For further enquiries contact Prof Ian McHardy (imh [at] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk).
The closing date for all applications is 31 January 2015.
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. If you need any assistance, please call Donna-Marie Stansbridge on +44 (0) 23 8059 4048Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 4048. Please quote reference 494114WF on all correspondence
Research Fellow/Senior Research Assistant in Radio and High Energy Astophysics at Southampton
Location: Highfield Campus
A Research Fellow/Senior Reserch Assistant postion is available within the Southampton Astronomy Group to work mainly on analysis and scientific exploitation of the LeMMINGS Survey which is being undertaken with the new high resolution eMERLIN radio array. LeMMINGS is the second largest of the eMERLIN legacy surveys and will map all 280 galaxies above declination +20 in the Palomar Nearby Galaxies Survey with 50 mas resolution. Amongst the many aims are to carry out a census of accretion in the local universe and to precisely determine the radio/X-ray/mass `fundamental plane'. The ideal applicant would be competent in radio analysis and also have some competence in other wavebands, eg X-ray and optical/IR, as most of the science aims require correlation of radio properties with those in other wavebands. The successful applicant may also be involved in eMERGE, the largest eMERLIN legacy survey centred on GOODS-N, whose aim is to study the cosmic evolution of the star formation rate and of AGN. The position is available for 2 years in the first instance with a possible extension to 3 years. The starting salary is between £28,695 and £30,434 depending on experience.
The Southampton Astronomy Group is one of the world's leading groups in the study of compact objects and variability across all wavebands and with interests in all scales from X-ray binary systems to cosmological.
The Astronomy group is part of the School of Physics & Astronomy, which is ranked as a world top-30 Physics department. We are part of
The deadline for the receipt of application is 14 February 2015. The positions are available from 1 April 2015 but can be delayed for a
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. If you need any assistance, please call Donna-Marie Stansbridge on +44 (0) 23 8059 4048Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 4048. Please quote reference 495114WF on all correspondence
ASIAA is now open for postdoc application
The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) has openings for postdoctoral positions. Candidates who work in (a) Optical/IR/Radio astronomy, (b) Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics, or (c) Instrumentation (optical/IR/submilimeter) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, or engineering. Those who are expecting to receive a PhD degree soon can also apply.
The application deadline is December 15, through online application form.
Research Associate in Space Physics, Imperial College London, UK
- Title: Research Associate