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Programmer (Internal Only)

Closing date: 
Thu, 29/04/2010

Applications are invited for a programmer position to carry out operational duties pursuant to the aims and objectives of the Cassini Imaging Centre (Post-Launch Support) project of Professor Carl Murray.

Candidates should have experience in the use of the PDT software package. Research experience in solar system dynamics is essential, as is knowledge of the operation of the Cassini spacecraft and Cassini mission planning. Applicants should have a PhD in some aspect of solar system dynamics or a related field (viva may be pending with PhD thesis written and strong statement from adviser).

The Astronomy Unit at Queen Mary has active research groups in space plasma physics, solar and stellar physics, planetary formation, solar system dynamics, galaxies and cosmology, covering both observation and theory.

This is a full-time post for 9 months or a part-time post for 12 months. Salary will be £30,229 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for further information are encouraged. These may be addressed to Professor Carl Murray (on Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5456 or email:

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Please see below to download an application form and for further details about the vacancy.

Completed application forms and a CV, including a list of publications, should be returned, preferably by post, quoting the reference number 10165/SP to Mariana Carter, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically, to by the closing date of 29 April 2010.

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