Research Fellow in Extra-galactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
University of Sussex
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
East Sussex
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Sussex invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in extra-galactic astrophysics. 

You will explore the evolving demographics of galaxies and their star formation.   You will use the latest data from many of the deepest extragalactic surveys including, in the very near future, the COSMOS-Web observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. One distinctive focus will be to include the lower resolution far infrared data from, in particular, the Herschel surveys, using the Sussex hierarchical modelling tool XID+. You will work with multi-wavelength survey data to understand the galaxy populations and their evolution.

You will develop your own science programmes focused on star-forming galaxies, characterising their demographics, origins and energetics, e.g. the role of environment and Active Galactic Nuclei in triggering and suppressing star formation. You will create your own follow-up programmes and contribute to and benefit from those run by others.

You will bring a broad range of skills in extragalactic survey science and a good track  record of high quality scientific research. You'll be a creative and cooperative researcher. You'll be keen to explore novel statistical methods to get the best science from the data sets. 

There will be opportunities to branch out on interdisciplinary research projects through the Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex, e.g. forecasting drought in Kenya.

This project is funded by the Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The Astronomy Centre has a fantastic combination of theoretical, numerical and observational expertise, focused on extragalactic science.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics at Sussex.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$41820.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$49896.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 27, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Seb Oliver
Research Fellow REF 9941