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Research Astronomer (part time, fixed term)

Reference: AUG20192878
Expiry date: 23:59, 08 September 2019
Location: Greenwich
Salary: £23,000.00 - £30,000.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Very good
Duration:39 weeks of the year - Greenwich schools term time only
Attachments: ResearchAstronomerAugust2019.docx

Research Astronomer (part time, fixed term)

Royal Museum Greenwich

5 hours per week

£2,386 - £3,113 (£23,000 - £30,000 per annum pro rata)


We are looking for a passionate, experienced and talented individual to join our Science Learning & Public Engagement department at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Part of Royal Museums Greenwich, this team develops and delivers world-class astronomy and space exploration programmes, resources and media for a range of visitors and audiences. This post will primarily be responsible for the delivery of masterclasses for secondary and tertiary students (KS3, KS4 and Post-16, including ages 11-18) and will also deliver content relating to their own research and academic experience.


The post-holder must be a capable public speaker with a varied range of skills, knowledge and experience relating to public engagement and a genuine passion for astronomy, space exploration and science communication. To fulfil their duties, the post-holder must also be actively funded by the STFC, EPSRC, ERC, a university grant or scholarship or other national or international government funding in scientific research, either through post-graduate or post-doctoral work. The role is therefore fixed term and ends when funding ceases at a time to be agreed on appointment.


The post-holder will receive training and will work alongside a second Research Astronomer and with the wider team, reporting to the Senior Manager for Science Education.


Closing date: 8 September 2019

Interview date: 17 September 2019

For more information see the attached Job Description.