Research Associate in Extragalactic Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for postdoctoral positions in extragalactic astrophysics to complement the UKRI-funded research program managed by Dr Chris Harrison at Newcastle University. More information about the programme is available here: Successful applicants will join the growing group at Newcastle University, with wider expertise in galaxy evolution, cosmology, compact objects and MHD simulations.

Up to 3 positions will be funded:

1) MOONS support and related science: The holder of this 3+1 year position will split their work effort halfway between supporting data reduction/software/archiving for the MOONS multi-object spectrograph and on related science projects. Applicants with skills in optical/near-infrared spectroscopy and/or processing large datasets are encouraged.


2) Multi-wavelength observations of AGN feedback: Applicants for this 3 year position with relevant skills are welcome and experts in reducing/analysing interferometric radio data are particularly encouraged.


3) Hydrodynamic simulations of AGN feedback: Applicants for this 3 year position with experience in hydrodynamic galaxy simulations are encouraged.


In addition to project-specific activities successful applicants will be encouraged to pursue their own independent research.

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 then please indicate this in your application.

The salary is on a progressive scale, with a Grade F starting salary (from £31,406), with generous funds available for travel, training and other support. Start dates and flexible working are negotiable.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 7, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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