Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Archive Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Bristol
Department Name: 
School of Physics
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Bristol seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent academic appointment within the Astrophysics theme in the School of Physics.


The successful candidate will carry out world-class research which exploits state-of-the-art observing facilities preferably through involvement in, or leadership of, major international astrophysical research collaborations, and/or computational modelling of astrophysical phenomena. You will enhance and broaden the group’s programme of research. This currently focusses on observational studies of galaxy and cluster evolution; the fueling of AGN and their interaction with the surrounding environment; the evolution of (exo)planetary systems; and with a growing interest in the use of Data Science techniques to maximize the usefulness of large astrophysical data sets.


For the observational side, we particularly encourage applicants with significant plans to exploit new and near-future world-leading observing facilites including - but not limited to - ALMA, JWST, SKA (and precursors), LSST, Euclid, MOONS, 4MOST, The Simons Observatory. Applications from excellent candidates with different areas of expertise and interest are also very welcome.


Applicants should possess a strong publication record and demonstrate scientific influence and leadership in international collaborations.


The University seeks applicants with a strong commitment to all aspects of the academic mission, including research, teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, securing grant funding, outreach and knowledge transfer activities, and academic leadership and coordination.


We wish to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and especially encourage applications from women and other groups that are under-represented in academic positions in our field.


We encourage informal enquiries about this position, via Professor Malcolm Bremer, Head of Astrophysics (m.bremer@bristol.ac.uk)


Further details of the Astrophysics theme’s current and future activities can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/research/astrophysics/


The closing date for applications is 11:59pm (UK time) on the 14th April 2019.


We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Grade J (£37,345 - £42,036), Grade K (£43,267 - £48,677), Grade L (£51,630 - £58,089)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Professor Malcolm Bremer
University of Bristol
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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