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].