We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Institute for
Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh to carry out galactic archaeology research.
The successful candidates will join a research group led by Dr Sergey Koposov.
We seek researcher who will exploit the data coming from the Milky Way Survey program of the Dark
Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Galactic Archaeology program of the WEAVE survey
and Gaia satellite to answer outstanding questions of galactic archaeology (such as accretion history,
structure and gravtitational potential of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies) using stellar
kinematics, chemical abundances and other techniques.
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, regardless of nationality. Advice on
visa options is available on our webpages.
The posts are fixed term for 3 years, with an expected start date of 1st Oct 2021
Applications should be submitted online. Please include a summary of your past research and
research interests (max. three pages, PDF format) in your application along with your CV and
contact details of two referees. Informal enquiries are very welcome and should be made to
Dr Sergey Koposov.
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.
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