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To provide impetus to its world-ranked research programme in radioastronomy, The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a person of the highest calibre to a new Chair of Radioastronomy Technology.

The person we are seeking must have intellectual and leadership abilities of a high order. He/she must have a proven track record in developing innovative astronomical instrumentation or have equivalent expertise in an industrial R&D environment along with a keen interest in astronomy and a publication record. The new Chair will play a strategic managerial role within the Jodrell Bank Observatory, and will take the lead in the appointment of a university lecturer whose skills will have a strong technology component.

A particular interest of Manchester radioastronomers over the next decade will be technology development for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA, see The successful applicant will possess the drive and vision to play a leading technological role for Manchester and the UK SKA Consortium of Universities within the international SKA community. This is an unique opportunity for the right individual to play a major part in setting the future course of world radioastronomy. The University is seeking candidates of the highest quality and will be flexible in negotiating the salary and conditions of service.

Informal approaches can be made to Prof. P. Wilkinson: telephone +44 (0) 1477 571321, or email:

A completed University application form, together with a full curriculum vitae, the names of three referees and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, should be marked "Confidential-Staff Application" and returned by 15 APRIL 2005 to Janet Eaton, The University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL.

Application forms and further details may be downloaded by visiting the website: Alternatively please telephone Janet Eaton on +44 (0)1477 572603, fax: +44 (0)1477 572649 or email for an application form and further details.

Please quote the reference number EPS/044/05.

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community

Last updated Mon Jan 31 16:45:42 2005