UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Department of Physics
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 'Theoretical Cosmology'
The Department of Physics invites applications for a STFC-funded postdoctoral research assistant position in the area of theoretical cosmology (with emphasis on the dark universe) with Prof Pedro Ferreira and Dr Jo Dunkley. Our theoretical programme includes large-scale structure, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy and non-baryonic dark-matter signatures. Both Prof Pedro Ferreira and Dr Jo Dunkley are centrally involved in understanding the Dark Sector of the universe. To make progress in this area the applicant will contribute to our efforts of confronting theories with data, using probes of the evolution of cosmic structure. The appointment is for 2 years commencing in 1 October 2013.
The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics and should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group.
The postholder would be situated in the Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (BIPAC) in the Department of Physics with other researchers and faculty members who work in those research areas. In addition to the specific work on analysis and theoretical work targeted at understanding the Dark Universe, the applicant would be expected and encouraged to develop their own research programme in the area of cosmology.
Only applications received by midday on Friday 30 November 2012 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and list of publications, and the names and addresses of 3 referees as part of your online application. In addition, candidates should arrange for the 3 letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com by the closing date. For further enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply online and to see the job description and person specification please click on this link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.j...
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