Postdoctoral researcher in AGN and galaxy evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Midlothian
Zip/Postal: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of AGN and galaxy evolution. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Professor Philip Best at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. The research goal of this position is to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution, and the role of AGN in this process, across cosmic time. The successful candidate will work together with Prof. Best on a variety of projects, depending on their experience and research interests. They will have the opportunity to engage in the research resulting from the LOFAR extragalactic surveys and the WEAVE-LOFAR spectroscopic survey, as well as to lead further independent research projects.

The post is initially fixed term for 2 years, with potential extension to 3 years or longer. Start date is flexible. Full time, part-time or job-share appointments will be considered. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to engage in the broader career development and training opportunities provided by the University.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. For international applicants, advice on visa options is available on our webpages.

Applications should be submitted online through the link below, by 17.00 UT on 26 Feb 2021. Please include your CV, a statement of research experience and interests (2 pages) and the names of three referees. Informal enquiries are welcome.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
University of Edinburgh Grade UE07.
Included Benefits: 

You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Medical cover is provided by the National Health Service

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Philip Best
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Midlothian
Zip/Postal Code: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Philip Best
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position
Email: 
pnb@roe.ac.uk