Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Radio AGN Feedback with LoTSS

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: 
Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Street Line 1: 
College Lane Campus
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking a promising early-career post-doctoral researcher to lead original scientific investigations of radio-loud AGN in the LoTSS survey, working with Prof. Martin Hardcastle at the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR).  In addition to publishing scientific results in high-impact journals, the post holder will lead work on high-resolution radio imaging of wide areas of the sky, on the interpretation of the citizen science Radio Galaxy Zoo (LOFAR) project, and on environmental richness measurements for AGN, with the ultimate aim of characterising the energetics of radio AGN feedback more accurately than ever before.

The successful applicant will have a good track record of research in a relevant area of expertise, including quantitative research methods and analysis. They will have a record of submitting/publishing scientific research in leading astronomical journals, experience of scientific programming in Python and of working with radio astronomy data.

The post is available for up to 3 years with a start date ideally between April 1 and October 1 2021.  Candidates should have, or should have submitted for a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics, before taking up the post. The starting salary is expected to be £33,797 per annum, incrementing annually, with higher salary possible based on previous postdoctoral experience.

Applications should be submitted online by the deadline via the link to our recruitment website below and should be accompanied by an uploaded CV,  list of publications, and a summary of previous research and current interests (not exceeding two sides of A4 paper, either in Word or PDF format).

Included Benefits: 

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
University of Hertfordshire
Street Line 1: 
College Lane
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
4401707284000
FAX: 
4401707284115
Email: 
jobs@herts.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
030776
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Martin Hardcastle
Subject: 
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Email: 
m.j.hardcastle@herts.ac.uk