Applications are invited for three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the University of Sussex, in the field of theoretical cosmology. Mark Hindmarsh, Antony Lewis and David Seery (faculty) and Christian Byrnes (Royal Society University Research Fellow) lead our research in this area. We are seeking talented and creative cosmologists to contribute to our research programme, with demonstrably outstanding contributions to research at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Areas of particular interest include: the physics of the early universe; cosmological inflation; constraining cosmological models with data, including cosmic microwave background anisotropies; and the nature of dark energy.
Successful candidates will be expected to assist in the teaching and supervision of students within the group. There may also be opportunities for broader interaction within the Astronomy Centre and Theoretical Particle Physics group.
The available positions are:
Ref 821: One position is available on the Astronomy Centre's consolidated grant, with funding currently guaranteed until March 2014 and a possibility of renewal after that date subject to continuation of the grant. Applications for this position are invited for all areas of theoretical cosmology.
Ref 822 and 824: Two positions are available to work with Dr David Seery in the area of inflation and non-Gaussianity. For one position an appointment will be made for 3 years with the possibility of an extension to 5 years (Ref 822). The other is fixed-term, with an appointment made until the end of February 2014 (Ref 824).
Informal enquiries relating to these posts may be addressed to Dr David Seery (D.Seery@sussex.ac.uk) or Dr Antony Lewis (Antony.Lewis@sussex.ac.uk).
Applicants will normally be considered for all positions. If you do not wish to be considered for all posts, please indicate this when you submit your application. A CV and statement of research interests and skills should be included. Candidates should include the names of referees (minimum 2, maximum 3) but should not arrange for letters to be sent at this stage.