Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRA) position in the Astrophysics Research Group of the University of Surrey, working alongside Prof. Justin Read in the area of galactic dynamics, computational astrophysics and/or near-field cosmology.
Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied mathematics, computer science or a closely related discipline. Knowledge of dynamics, high-performance computing and computer programming are highly desirable. Candidates should apply on-line and provide both a curriculum vitae (including a publication list) and a statement of research interests.
The astrophysics group at the University of Surrey has interests in both observational astronomy and theoretical astrophysics with particular focus on near-field cosmology, stars, stellar clusters and galaxy formation & evolution. The group participates in a range of national and international projects, working with partner universities across the South East Physics (SEPnet) network.
This is a two year position, with a possible extension for a further two years. The preferred start date is 1st October 2019, though an earlier start may be possible on request.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Justin Read (email@example.com) for further information. Applicants should ensure that two letters of recommendation are sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be submitted online at the following link: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5555&forced=1
Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236).