Postdoctoral positions in observational extragalactic astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Midlothian
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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UE07 £34,304 - £40,927 per annum

College of Science & Engineering / School of Physics & Astronomy / Institute for Astronomy

Fixed Term positions, 3 years

Start date: Flexible; ideally between 1st October 2022 and 1st March 2023

Seeking applications for two, three-year postdoctoral positions in observational extragalactic astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, UK. One position is available within the research group of Prof. Ross McLure funded by an STFC Consolidated Grant and another within a newly established research group led by Dr Fergus Cullen and funded by a 5-year ERC-approved research grant, “ICE”.

The research goal of these positions is to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution in general, with a particular focus on studying galaxy evolution at high and intermediate redshifts. The successful candidates will work together with Dr Cullen and Prof McLure on a variety of projects in this area, depending on their experience and research interests. They will have the opportunity to engage in research that exploits the VANDELS survey, the MOONS MOONRISE survey and the JWST PRIMER treasury programme, as well as to lead further independent research projects.

The successful candidates will become part of a stimulating research environment, located at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh on Blackford Hill, that includes numerous researchers, fellows and students within the University’s Institute for Astronomy as well as at the co-located UK Astronomy Technology Centre and Higgs Centre for Innovation.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all 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. For international applicants, advice on visa options is available on our webpages.

Applications should be submitted online through the link below. Please include your CV, a statement of research experience and interests (2 pages) and the names of three referees. Informal enquiries are welcome.

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. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Fergus Cullen
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Midlothian
Zip/Postal Code: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Fergus Cullen or Ross McLure
Subject: 
Inquiry About Postdoctoral Position