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Research Fellow in Space Sciences

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
£39,992 to £56,950
Please quote reference: 
Temporary contract until 31 July 2020
Closing Date: 
11 December, 2017 - 12:00

This independent fellowship in Space Science is aimed at strengthening the Open University's submission in the 2020 Research Excellence Framework, and is one of several new posts aimed at bringing in external expertise in the following core research themes of high strategic priority:

  • The development and scientific exploitation of imaging and detection technologies
  • Addressing global challenges using Space data
  • Habitats for space exploration.

You will have, and maintain, a strong independent research programme compatible with the Faculty of STEM research strategy, adding value to existing research strengths within the STEM Faculty, and have the potential for research leadership. You will also have an excellent publication record with highly cited / high impact papers and will also be strongly supported in preparing external funding bids for prestigious fellowship schemes.

You will have excellent communication skills, with experience in managing post-doctoral research workers and the ability to plan and organise work to agreed deadlines.

Interview date: tbc

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0) 1908 858110 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job related information: 
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