The Department of Physics invites applications for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the area of computational challenges in cosmology with Dr Julien Devriendt, Dr Jo Dunkley, Prof Pedro Ferreira, Prof Lance Miller and Dr Adrienne Slyz. The programme of work will be to develop tools for the analysis of cosmological data sets and to develop tools for cosmological simulations. Dunkley Ferreira and Miller are centrally involved in developing theoretical and analysis techniques for understanding the Dark Sector of the universe while Devriendt and Slyz lead a team of researchers in simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. The applicant will be expected to take part in activities that further the goals of the Oxford Martin programme on Computational Challenges in Cosmology. In addition the applicant would be expected and encouraged to develop their own research programme in the area of cosmology.
The appointment is initially for 2 years commencing in 1 October 2013 and is based in Oxford Astrophysics.
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.
Salary will be within the range of grade 7, depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.
Only applications received by midday on Thursday 31 Janaury 2013 can be considered. Further information on how to apply can be found in the job description and person specification at the following link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.j...