Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Cosmology at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Edinburgh is a leading centre of extragalactic studies with significant work in cosmology, gravitational lensing, the physics and environment of AGN, high-redshift galaxies and quasars, and survey astronomy in general.
The researcher will work with Prof Andrew Liddle on topics in statistical cosmology with applications specifically to the Dark Energy Survey (DES: www.darkenergysurvey.org) and more generally to the constraining of cosmological models using the developing global cosmological dataset.
The appointment will be for two and a half years, with potential for renewal, starting in September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Andrew Liddle (email@example.com). Applications from minorities are strongly encouraged. Applications must be made online for vacancy reference 024455 at www.jobs.ed.ac.uk. Letters of recommendation from three referees should be sent directly by email to Prof Liddle by the closing date.
Salary Scale: Grade 7, GBP30,728 - GBP36,661.
Closing date: 28th February 2014.