Postdoctoral Positions

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Portsmouth
Department Name: 
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Street Line 1: 
Dennis Sciama Building
Street Line 2: 
Burnaby Road
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth intends to appoint four postdoctoral researchers in the following research areas:

Cosmological tests of gravity (ZZ005075)
Gravitational-wave physics (ZZ005076)
Integral field unit galaxy evolution (ZZ005077)
Supernova astrophysics (ZZ005080)

The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and 4MOST with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including LIGO, ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the SKA. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and the Data Intensive Science Centre in SEPnet (DISCnet), and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at the ICG website.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to, to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 1st September 2019 or as soon as thereafter.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line with the reference (ZZ005075/ZZ005076/ZZ005077/ZZ005080). Informal enquiries are welcomed, email quoting the reference number.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
£34,520 - £37,706 depending on experience
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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ICG Administration
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Inquiries About Job
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ICG Administration
quote the reference number