We invite applications for theoretical and observational postdoctoral positions (up to 3 years) within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. We anticipate making appointments as follows:
Postdoctoral position(s) 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.
Postdoctoral position(s) in observational extragalactic astronomy working on galaxy formation, the evolution of AGN and galaxies and the growth of large-scale structure, including exploitation of guaranteed time observations from the new multi-IFU KMOS spectrograph.
We also encourage suitable candidates in all areas of Astronomy to consider applications for Durham International Junior Research Fellowships. Further information (including application deadlines) is available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/diferens/junior/
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://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 email@example.com, or by post to: Mrs S. Schindler, Physics Department, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE UK (reference 'Postdoc').
In addition, applicants should also arrange for up to three letters of recommendation to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5, 2014. Electronic submission of both applications and references (as pdf files) is strongly encouraged.