We invite applications for theoretical and observational postdoctoral (3 year) and fellowship (up to 5 year) positions within the broad area of extragalactic
astronomy and cosmology. We anticipate making the following appointments:
A postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics to work in areas of current research at the Institute for Computational Cosmology: numerical
simulations of structure formation, analysis of galaxy surveys, galaxy and cluster dynamics, dark energy, multiwavelength studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies and AGN, the intracluster and intragalactic medium.
Two fellowship posts for experienced postdoctoral researchers in extragalactic astronomy working in multiwavelength studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies, with particular emphasis on millimetre/radio interferometric studies with ALMA, eMERLIN and JVLA. These posts are funded via a 5-year European Research Council Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Ian Smail. The length of the contract will depend upon the experience and proposed start date, but a contract of up to 5 years may be offered to outstanding applicants. Informal enquiries should be made to Prof. Ian Smail (email@example.com).
A postdoctoral position in observational extragalactic astronomy working on galaxy evolution using large spectroscopic/imaging surveys or gravitational
lensing, including exploitation of guaranteed time observations from the new multi-IFU KMOS spectrograph.
A postdoctoral position working on multiwavelength studies of nearby and distant AGNs, including resolving the X-ray background at >10 keV using the recently launched NuSTAR observatory as well as deep X-ray and infrared surveys using Chandra, XMM-Newton, Herschel, and Spitzer.
We also encourage suitable candidates in all areas of Astronomy to consider applications for Durham International Junior Research
Fellowships, for which the deadline is Friday 14 December 2012. See http://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/diferens/junior/ for further information.
Durham University hosts one of the largest research groups in Europe dedicated to observational and theoretical cosmology and extragalactic
astronomy. Currently we have 20 permanent members of staff and around 70 fellows, postdocs and students. The Durham group is ranked fourth
in the world in terms of our research impact. The Institute for Computational Cosmology has extensive supercomputing resources, including a large dedicated supercomputer at Durham. We have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO and ESA, and we are members of the Virgo Consortium, the KMOS guaranteed time team, Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium, the NuSTAR, GAMA and UK LOFAR teams and SCUBA-2, e-MERLIN, UKIDSS, VST and VISTA surveys. Further information may be found at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk/cosmology and http://www.icc.dur.ac.uk/.
For all posts, salary and research support will be at standard UK rates. The starting dates are negotiable.
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a publication list and a statement of research interests (as a single combined PDF file) to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to: Mrs S. Schindler, Physics Department, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE UK
In addition, applicants should also arrange for up to three letters of recommendation to be sent to email@example.com or by post to Mrs S. Schindler (reference 'Postdoc') at the address above.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including references should be received by January 3, 2013. Electronic submission of
both applications and references (as pdf files) is strongly encouraged.