10010307 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Vacancy Description
Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology and Astrophysics  

Employment type:  Fixed-term contract (5 years)
Employment basis:  Full-time
Salary: £32,267 to £35,244
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 & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in cosmology and astrophysics. The researcher will work on the “Darksurvey” project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), designed to develop techniques for, and make cosmological measurements from, galaxy surveys. The researcher will help to manage the team of researchers working on this project, including PhD student supervision.  

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for five years with an anticipated start date of 1 October 2014, or earlier if necessary.  

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 this position please contact Will Percival (email will.percival@port.ac.uk ), or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 3107. 

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.   

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: 10010307 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology.doc