UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Supernovae and other Time-Domain Astronomy with Euclid
(1 appointment, fixed term)
Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research assistant to work on supernovae and other aspects of time-domain astronomy with the European Space Agency’s Euclid mission. The position is funded by the U.K. Space Agency. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out research in the analysis of time-domain data, including study of techniques and algorithm development for analysis of supernova data for cosmology, working with Professor Isobel Hook.
The appointment is for 1 year in the first instance, commencing on 1st October 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of extension of up to 2 years subject to performance and funding. The post is based in Oxford Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD and should have experience in analysis of astronomical images, preferably with some experience in the analysis of time-varying astronomical sources. An interest in cosmological analysis using distant supernovae would be an advantage. The work will be carried out in collaboration with members of the Euclid consortium across the U.K. and in other countries. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group.
Salary will be within the range £29,541 - £36,298 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
Only applications received by midday on Tuesday 2nd April 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 three referees as part of your online application. In addition, candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not referee letters. For further enquiries contact Professor Isobel Hook, email@example.com
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