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 email@example.com by the deadline.