Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Galaxy Formation and Theoretical Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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: 

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh. These positions are part of an initiative in the formation of galaxies & cosmological structure, led by Profs Romeel Dave and John Peacock.

We aim to use multiple simulation techniques to address key questions in galaxy formation, including the baryon cycle of gas flows around galaxies and the impact of background cosmology on the long-term efficiency of star formation.  We also intend our work to provide novel mock datasets for major new surveys from X-ray to radio, investigating how such data can disentangle the roles of star formation, stellar feedback, black holes, and LSS in shaping the observed galaxy population.

We are seeking applicants with a strong background in theoretical cosmology, the manipulation of large datasets, and working with cosmological simulations. Expertise in hydrodynamic simulations and/or semi-analytic galaxy formation would be a particular advantage. Successful candidates would have access to substantial computational resources, including Archer - the UK National Supercomputer.

We expect to make at least two appointments. The contracts will be for an initial period of two years, with the potential for renewal. The start date is nominally September 2018, but with significant flexibility.  The positions are open to applicants of all nationalities; applications from minorities are strongly encouraged.

Applications must be made online; see www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/jobs/PDRA_oct2017.html for details. Applicants should supply a CV, bibliography, plus a research proposal of up to three pages.  Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Romeel Dave (rad@roe.ac.uk).  Letters of recommendation from two referees should be sent directly by email to Prof Dave by the closing date.

Salary Scale: Grade 7 £32548 - £38833.

Closing date: 15 December 2017.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43200.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51500.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Health cover is provided under the UK National Health Service. The University of Edinburgh pays additional National Insurance fees to fund this cover. The University also pays an additional sum equivalent to 18% of salary into the employee's pension fund.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof Romeel Dave
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
Phone: 
+441316688100
FAX: 
+441316688416
Email: 
rad@roe.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Romeel Dave
Subject: 
PDRAs in galaxy formation
Email: 
rad@roe.ac.uk