The Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton invites researchers to apply for a postdoctoral position to work on the BlackChan project to study formation channels of black holes. Amongst the many aims are to combine astrometric and wide-area multiwavelength surveys to find compact objects in binaries and to measure their Galactic phase space distribution.
We welcome applications from both junior and more senior researchers. Familiarity with astrometry, e.g. Gaia, and data mining of large multiwavelength photometric sky surveys, e.g. in the optical, IR and X-ray bands, will be considered positively. Experience with accretion physics and binary population synthesis models is desirable.
The position is available for up to 3 years, dependent upon funding and progression. Start dates are possible from 1 April 2021, negotiable through September. A complete application should include a CV, a statement of research experience and suitability to the position, along with at least 2 letters of reference.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be sent to Prof Poshak Gandhi (poshak.gandhi att soton.ac.uk). The Soton Astro group is collegial and offers many opportunities for collaboration and development. We are a leading group in compact object and time domain studies, with interests in all scales from X-ray binary systems to cosmological. We are part of the School of Physics & Astronomy, and 100% of our research was recently rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society. Researcher have access to the on-site Iridis supercomputing facilities. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Physics and Astronomy. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.
The vacancy and application details are available at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1327321A3