Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics (Astrophysics)
Street Line 1: 
Denys Wilkinson Building
Street Line 2: 
Keble Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a PDRA in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics.

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

This position will be to support Professor Pedro G. Ferreira’s programme in constraining gravity with large scale structure. The candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research programme in one or more of the following topics: Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, Early Universe and Gravitational Physics. The appointees will be expected to work closely with members of the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will be required to develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with faculty members. The candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to manage their own academic research and administrative activities which may involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. The candidate will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and in particular attending and taking part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Candidates should have experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations and be able to contribute new ideas for research projects and research income generation.

They should also hold or be close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in Physics or Astrophysics.

Previous experience in the field of Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, Early Universe or Gravitational Physics will be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to [email protected]. Only applications received before midday Thursday 11th January 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Your referees should be asked to send their letters, before the application deadline, to [email protected].

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
HR Team
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Clarendon Lab
Street Line 2: 
Parks Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
OX1 3PU
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
154990
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Pedro Ferreira
Subject: 
PDRA - STFC