The Astronomy Group of the University of Southampton's School of Physics & Astronomy invites you to join our team working with Dr Matthew Middleton on a multi-wavelength project to search for black-hole ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs). As part of this work, you will apply time-series analysis techniques to optical survey data, use new X-ray data, and perform pointed radio observations of ULXs. It is essential you hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related discipline, have experience in computational techniques for handling large data-sets, and preferably experience in time-series analysis or observational astronomy in the radio, optical or X-ray bands.
This position is available from 1st April 2021, with start dates possible up to October 1st 2021. The position is for two years in the first instance, with renewal for a third year dependent on funding. Informal enquiries to Dr Matthew Middleton (email@example.com) are welcomed.
The Southampton Astronomy Group provides a collegial environment with many opportunities to collaborate with other group members. The position will provide you with some time and resources to explore and develop independent research.
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of UK research-intensive universities. The group is part of the School of Physics & Astronomy, a world top-30 Physics department, and of the STAG Institute, combining Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Gravitation. We are also part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, which includes one of the UK's strongest computer science departments.
Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Applications from women and minority groups, eg disabled, LGBT+, BAME, are encouraged.
Applicants should complete an online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk, attaching a CV, list of publications, statement of research experience and interests and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be received upon application. The job reference is 1330821WF.