Job Advertisement: Closing Date 8th September

Research Astronomer (part time, fixed term)
Royal Museums Greenwich
5 hours per week
GBP 2,386 - GBP 3,113 (GBP 23,000 - GBP 30,000 per annum pro rata)

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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: 8th September
Interview date: 17th September


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