We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of extragalactic astronomy at Durham University. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in both radio galaxy surveys and cosmological simulations. However, excellent candidates with interests outside of these areas are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work on SKA pathfinder surveys (with a focus on LOFAR) and the EAGLE cosmological simulation, in collaboration with Dr Leah Morabito.
Durham University hosts one of Europe's largest and most active research groups working in the fields of observational and theoretical extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, and instrumentation. Currently we have 33 permanent members of academic staff, around 100 postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students, and several research-active emeritus staff. We have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and membership of the KMOS, NuSTAR, XRISM, LOFAR, PAUS, and MOONS teams. Durham is also a partner of the DESI, 4MOST, Euclid, LSST, JCMT, and e-MERLIN collaborations and surveys. We are part of the Virgo Consortium and host extensive supercomputing resources, including the "Cosmology Machine", some of which is part of the DiRAC national supercomputing facility. Further information may be found at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk.
The Department of Physics is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. It is pledged to the Athena SWAN charter, where we hold a silver award, and has the status of IoP Juno Champion. We embrace equality and particularly welcome applications from members of the community that are under-represented in physics. Durham University provides a range of benefits including pension, shared parental leave policy, and childcare provision and will assist with potential schooling requirements. If you have shown a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and/or access, then please indicate this on your CV or covering letter.
The position is for up to 3 years. The salary is on the Grade 7 scale, which is currently in the range £33,797-£40,322, with generous funds available for research support (travel). The starting date is negotiable, as are flexible working hours.
Please apply online. You should submit a CV (no strict page limit), cover letter (of about 1 page), research statement (limit of 2 pages), and the details of three academic referees to the URL below.
This is a specific PDRA position that is separate from the general call for Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Positions in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy. Please note that applications for this specific position only need apply at the link given below.
To ensure full consideration complete applications, including names of referees need to be received by 16th December 2020 11:59 pm (UK time)