Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office
(HMNAO) Senior Analyst
1 Year Fixed Term Appointment
£31,017 + Excellent benefits
- Are you passionate about astronomy and celestial navigation?
- Do you want to apply your mathematics or science expertise to meet real world customer needs?
If so we’d like to hear from you.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is a Ministry of Defence trading fund based in Taunton, Somerset and employs c850 personnel across a range of specialist and technical roles, including many experienced mariners and Royal Navy personnel.
We are a world-leading agency providing the most comprehensive range of marine geospatial information across the globe. This information is supplied to commercial shipping, defence navies and maritime organisations for the primary purpose of safe navigation and global trade efficiency. It also supports other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.
Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) sits within the Scientific Analysis Group: a team of Scientists who provide support to commercial shipping, the Royal Navy and other defence customers by ensuring that marine data relating to worldwide and UK coastal waters is accurate and up to date, and by providing hydrographic expertise and a range of specialist consultancy services.
HM Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO) is one of the four main almanac offices around the world. It collaborates closely with the US Naval Observatory in Washington, being jointly responsible for The Astronomical Almanac and The Nautical Almanac. These products are very familiar to Astronomers and Navigators respectively worldwide. This position involves working on these prestigious publications as well as supporting the development of products and services of HMNAO.
The team are focused on remaining at the forefront of computational astronomy and celestial navigation, providing customers with astronomical data in the most appropriate, contemporary manner possible.
So, is this the role for you? If you are interested in working in a unique team, undertaking data modelling and analysis, and have a zest for innovation and an interest in applying mathematics and science to meet customer needs, we would love to hear from you.
For role-specific information and guidance on how to apply, please visit our site.
The closing date for applications is 5 December 2018