UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


Job Vacancies

Details of currently available positions at MSSL are detailed below. Please note that unfortunately we cannot take unsolicited applications for jobs.

Current Vacancies:

Research Assistant
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Research Assistant in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, to support the first full characterization of the PLATO CCD. The Research Assistant would help in the set-up of test facilities in a clean room environment and to assist develop CCD calibration procedures and plans.
PLATO is a European Space Agency Exoplanet Mission which is scheduled for launch in 2026.  This is a full-time post which is initially funded for one year and is expected to continue after this period pending funding.
MSSL is located on its own campus in the beautiful Surrey Hills, surrounded by woodland. MSSL is the UK's largest university space research group. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area.
UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 40 satellite missions with the European Space Agency, NASA (US), Japan, Russia, China and India, and flown over 230 rocket experiments.
Duration of the post is funded for one year in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th Nov 2020.

Further details on this position and how to apply can be found on the UCL jobs page.

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