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Centre for Advanced Instrumentation


The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CFAI) regularly recruits new research staff and engineers (optical, mechanical, electronics & software) to support its research programme. When we have specific vacancies you will be able to find them on the University Vacancies page.

Informal enquiries can be made the the Director Prof. Ray Sharples at

Other Vacancies

The Department of Physics at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Space Science Instrumentation. The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI). Current activities in astronomy & space science involve a number of international partners and includes instruments for both ground-based and space-based platforms. The successful applicant will have research experience that complements and strengthens the existing areas of research within CfAI and a strong potential to develop and lead new projects in astronomy & space science. The position will start around October 2019. Further details may be found here.