Two Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics of Cosmic Dawn

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Scotland
Zip/Postal: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Two Postdoc Positions in Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics of Cosmic Dawn

We seek applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates in the fields of direct collapse black hole & galaxy formation and the transition from Population III to Pop II star formation. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Professor Sadegh Khochfar and Dr. Britton Smith at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh. The goals of these positions are to perform computational or theoretical research on the topics of 1) the formation of direct collapse black holes and galaxies or 2) the transition from Population III to Population II star formation in the early Universe. Successful candidates will work together with Professor Khochfar and Dr. Smith on topics relating to the above areas, depending on their experience and interests. They will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant and welcoming community of simulators, theorists, and scientific software developers, to lead independent research projects, and help mentor younger researchers.

The post is initially for 2 years but with potential extension to 3 years or longer. Start date is flexible, as early as the 1st of April, 2021 and ideally no later than autumn 2021. Full time, part-time or job-share appointments will be considered. The successful candidates will be encouraged and supported to engage in the broader career development and training opportunities provided by the University.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. For international applicants, advice on visa options is available on our webpages.

Applications should be submitted online through this link, by 17.00 GMT on 26 February 2021. Please include your CV, a statement of research experience and interests (2 pages) and ask three referees to send reference letters to sadeghk@roe.ac.uk by the deadline.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sadegh Khochfar & Britton Smith
Institution/Company: 
Institue for Astronomy
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
Zip/Postal Code: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Institue for Astronomy
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sadegh Khochfar & Britton Smith
Subject: 
PDRA 2021
Email: 
sadeghk@roe.ac.uk brs@roe.ac.uk