We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop improved numerical models for black hole growth and active galactic nucleus (AGN) feedback physics. These will be implemented into a new generation of radiation-hydrodynamic simulations, designed to quantify the impact of AGN on the interstellar medium of galaxies. Particular emphasis will be placed on generating observationally-testable predictions that will be compared with data.
This project will be part of a new team led by Dr Tiago Costa (joining Newcastle 2023) and Dr Chris Harrison, whose focus is to connect observations and theory. This growing group is associated with many international networks, including the Quasar Feedback Survey, the MOONRISE extragalactic survey, SUPER, and a new collaboration with the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge. More information is available at URLs below. The wider Newcastle group has expertise in cosmology, compact objects and magneto-hydrodynamics.
In addition to project-specific activities, the post holder will be supported in pursuing independent research and mentored through career development (publications, grant proposal writing, working with students, outreach etc.).
The position is fixed term for 3 years, or tenable until the project end date (28th February 2026), whichever is sooner. The project funding may be extended beyond this. The salary is on a progressive scale, at Grade F (£32,348 or higher), with generous funds for travel and training. Start dates and flexible working are negotiable.
We embrace equality and particularly welcome applications from community members that are under-represented in physics. If you have shown a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, please indicate this in your application.
Apply online: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/.
Submit: (1) CV; (2) cover letter combined with a research statement (3 pages total), explaining how your experience and interests are suitable for the post and how your research will mesh with that at Newcastle. Details of 2 referees are required (but letters not required on application). Short-listing will be in January.