10010312 - Postdoctoral Researchers in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Vacancy Description
Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation  

Postdoctoral Researchers in Cosmology and Astrophysics  

Employment type:  Fixed-term contract (3 years)
Employment basis:  Full-time
Salary: £27,854 to £31,331
Date published:  25 November 2013
Closing date:  10 January 2014

Interview dates: Interviews will be scheduled between 15 and 31 January 2014

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint several postdoctoral researchers in cosmology and astrophysics. The researchers will work on projects funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and the European Research Council (ERC). Topics include: 

  • cosmological perturbations and structure formation (Robert Crittenden, Ref:10010312)
  • combined probes of the accelerating universe (David Bacon, Ref:10010312)
  • supernova surveys (Bob Nichol, Ref:10010312)
  • science and data analysis preparation for Euclid (Will Percival, Ref:10010309)
  • cosmological measurements using galaxy clustering (Will Percival, Ref:10010308) 
A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The posts are for three years, with an anticipated start date of 1 October 2014.  

The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 12 postdoctoral researchers and 20 PhD students, and is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys (SDSS-III and SDSS-IV), the Dark Energy Survey, the UK Low Frequency Array (LOFAR:UK) and the Euclid consortium. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet)2 and hosts the 1000-core SEPnet-ASTRO supercomputer (SCIAMA). For further information, please visit the ICG website at www.icg.port.ac.uk.  

For informal enquiries about particular projects please contact the individuals named above in the following format:firstname.lastname@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 5151.  

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk by the closing date, 10 January 2014.  Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters and application materials to be sent by email to icg-admin@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date.  Please identify clearly in your application which of these posts you wish to be considered for. 

Late applications may be considered; please contact the HR Recruitment team via hrrecruitment@port.ac.uk for details on how to apply. 

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth is member of the Athena SWAN charter and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

For more detailed information about this vacancy, please select this link: 10010312 Postdoctoral Researchers in Cosmology and Astrophysics.doc