The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on galaxy evolution in the framework of the European Research Council funded project “SEDmorph”. The successful applicant will be funded for 4 years to work with the PI of this ERC project, Dr Vivienne Wild. The research project involves the combined analysis of spectral energy distributions and morphologies of galaxies in both spectroscopic and multi-wavelength galaxy surveys, from low to high redshift, alongside systematic comparisons to statistical galaxy evolution and merger simulations.
The candidate is expected to have a PhD in astronomy with relevant experience in the field of galaxy evolution, including the analysis and interpretation of large astronomical datasets and/or the development and analysis of models of galaxy formation and evolution. The position will involve collaboration with researchers in Germany, Finland and Australia and includes funding for travel together with priority access to a computer cluster.
Applications should include a CV, publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. This should include a summary of past research achievements and statement of future plans. More details about the project, post and application procedure are provided at the URLs given above. For more information about the Astronomy group, see http://star-www.st-and.ac.uk /astronomy. Informal enquiries to Dr. Wild are welcome (email@example.com).
The duration of the position will be for 4 years from 1st September 2013, although an earlier starting date is also possible.