Research Fellow in Early Galaxy Formation and Evolution

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Manchester
North West
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Research Fellow in Early Galaxy Formation and Evolution


33,309 - £40,927 per annum depending on experience

Fixed Term - Until 30 April 2025

Ref: SAE-017603


Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow in Early Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on the properties and evolution of distant galaxies through cosmic time, with a focus on utilizing data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The successful applicant will work with guaranteed time observations (GTO), early release science (ERS), and general observer time JWST data through imaging with NIRCam and spectroscopy through NIRISS and NIRSpec. With its large aperture, red wavelengths and extreme depth capabilities, even compared with the Hubble Space Telescope, the postdoc hired in this position will use JWST to answer the most fundamental questions concerning the process of the earliest galaxy formation and its relationship to reionization.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.


We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.


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Blended working arrangements may be considered.



· Vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Prof. Christopher J. Conselice, Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at [email protected]

· General enquiries: [email protected]

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Closing date: 1 December 2021.


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender status. Appointment will be made on merit and equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the Recruiting Manager and panel.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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