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Lecturer in Planetary Science
The Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, invites applications for a permanent Lectureship position in the area of Planetary Science.
The successful applicant will be a member of the Planetary Science Group based at the Department’s primary site in Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey. They will pursue a vigorous research programme in one or more areas of Solar System Planetary Science. They will join an internationally-recognized group working on several solar system planetary bodies, including small bodies. Research topics include plasma interactions, planetary magnetospheres, ionospheres, and aurora, cometary science, and planetary surfaces. Current team members have leading and other key roles in several solar system missions, including the upcoming JUICE, Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars 2022), and Comet Interceptor projects.
The successful candidate is expected to enhance our research programme, through involvement in current and future missions, to develop new initiatives, and to attract external income. The position will also involve participation in the departmental teaching programme, including teaching at UCL’s main campus in central London, remotely at present but in-person when this can be resumed. It is expected that they will likely have research interests related to those already covered by academic members of staff in the group.  Applications by those active in all fields of Solar System planetary science are welcome, particularly in, but not limited to, the areas of outer planets and their moons.
Further job details can be found here.
Closing date: Midnight 10th May 2021
Senior Research Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Officer to join the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University College London.  The successful candidate will work as part of a vibrant administrative team and will be based in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey.
The Department is predominately research-based and its research envelope includes not only standard research grants but also multi-million pound flight projects. The Senior Research Officer will provide high-level administrative support in terms of both pre-award and post award administration, liaising with departmental staff, the main UCL Research Office and external stakeholders.
Key Requirements
The postholder should be educated to A Level (minimum of 2 at grade C or above) or have acquired relevant experience in managing financial processes.  Computer literacy, experience of using online financial systems, accuracy and close attention to detail are essential requirements for the post.
Further job details can be found here.
Closing date: Midnight 17th May 2021


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