The Department of Physics invites applications for two fellowships in the University of Oxford Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, funded through the Hintze Family Charitable Trust. The Centre is focused on the exploitation of current surveys in order to build a platform for Oxford participation in LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. We are seeking fellows with research interests in galaxy evolution and astrophysical transients that will exploit our involvement in current surveys such as SDSS-IV of which we are full members. The fellows will be encouraged to develop a personal research programme which should overlap with the current interests of Oxford Astrophysics. For the Galaxy Evolution post the emphasis is on the implementation and interpretation of the integral field spectroscopic surveys in which we have an ongoing interest e.g. KMOS, SAMI, MaNGA, and in the future WEAVE. For the Transients post the emphasis is on the transient and variable universe, from the detailed astrophysics of the events to the statistics of the surveys, and will take advantage of our involvement in LOFAR Transients, MeerKAT-MeerLICHT Transients, SKA and LSST. Each post will take part in the academic life of the Centre for Astrophysical Surveys and the Astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and in particular attending and taking part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs. They will also attend international conferences to present the results of work at Oxford, and prepare articles for publication on research results.
Successful candidates will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics, expertise in observational galaxy evolution/astrophysical transient studies, and a proven record of research in this or related areas. They 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.
Both posts are available until January 2020. Postholders should take up the posts as soon as possible and no later than October 2017.
Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 13 January 2017 can be considered.
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