Postdoc position on the co-evolution of galaxies and their central black holes

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh to carry out research into the co-evolution of galaxies and their central black holes.

The successful candidate will join a recently established research group, led by Dr James Aird and funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The position will be focused on using large multiwavelength surveys to determine when AGN activity occurs within the lifecycles of galaxies. However, all candidates with interests in galaxy evolution or AGN are encouraged to apply, regardless of career path. You will also be encouraged and supported to engage in the broader career development and training opportunities provided by the University of Edinburgh.

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality (advice on visa options is available on our webpages), gender, age, (dis)ability, race, carer status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

The post is fixed term for 2 years with a flexible start date, ideally 1st November 2022 or within 6 months thereafter.

Applications should be submitted online by 5pm UK time on 31 Aug 2022. Please include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests (max. two pages, PDF format) in your application.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr James Aird.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
University of Edinburgh Grade UE07.
Included Benefits: 

You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Medical cover is provided by the National Health Service.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. James Aird
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