Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics job with DURHAM UNIVERSITY | 257296 – Times Higher Education (THE)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation and the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy

Department of Physics

Grade 7:-33,797 per annumFixed Term-Full TimeContract Duration:5 monthContracted Hours per Week:35Closing Date:21-Jun-2021, 6:59:00 AM

The Department of Physics has an opportunity for an early-career researcher to work on the forthcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and related science. This opportunity is in the area of experimental work on the simulations for and testing of the calibration system of the cameras for the small-sized telescopes (SSTs) of the array plus scientific projects using gamma-ray data, preferably in the areas of fundamental physics and/or dark matter research.

The Department of Physics is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. It is pledged to the Athena SWAN charter, where we hold a silver award, and has the status of IoP Juno Champion. We embrace equality and particularly welcome applications from women, black and minority ethnic candidates, and members of other groups that are under-represented in physics. Durham University provides a range of benefits including pension, flexible and/or part time working hours, shared parental leave policy and childcare provision.


This post is fixed term for 5monthsfrom the start date.

The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post byJune 15th2021.


How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact the astronomy secretaries at All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Candidates should state in their application which areas they wish to be considered for.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site. As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

DBS Requirement:Not Applicable.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics job with DURHAM UNIVERSITY | 257296 - Times Higher Education (THE)

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