The Department of Physics invites applications for a fellowship in the University of Oxford Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, funded through the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation. The Centre is focused on the exploitation of current surveys to build a platform for Oxford participation in LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years with a possible extension of up to 1 year depending on funding
Oxford astrophysicists play a leading role in current and future surveys spanning optical, near-infrared, (sub-)millimetre and radio wavelengths leading up to the LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. Fellows will be encouraged to develop a broad range of research interests that include scientific and technical developments aimed at exploiting current surveys and preparing for these ground-breaking facilities. For further information about the Centre contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Cosmology strand of the Hintze Centre encompasses large-scale statistical analyses of galaxy surveys with the aim of understand the link between galaxy formation and evolution and the underlying cosmological model. The fellow should have research experience and plans for using large imaging and/or spectroscopic surveys with optical, near-infrared and/or radio telescopes for understanding the large-scale structure of the Universe and the evolution of galaxies within the large-scale matter distribution, using novel statistical approaches to extract the maximal information from such surveys. In particular, experience of using and analysing data from deep imaging surveys, with a view to optimally combining photometry from different telescopes to improve photometric redshifts for cosmology and galaxy evolution studies with LSST, would be advantageous. The fellow will have the opportunity to join LSST, Euclid, SKA precursor and WEAVE surveys, in addition to using the best currently available data from e.g. HSC, VISTA, HETDEX, LOFAR and MeerKAT.
Successful candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics, should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. They will have the opportunity to teach and may benefit from a college association. Fellows will be expected to collaborate with faculty members in the Astrophysics sub-department in areas of common interest.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Matt Jarvis (email@example.com).
You will also be asked to upload a CV and statement of research interests. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).
Your application will be judged solely on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.
You will also be asked to provide the names and contact details of two referees, who should be asked to send their reference letters by the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 November 2019 can be considered.