Research Associate in Cosmology (Fixed Term)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
DAMTP / Kavli Institute for Cosmology
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in cosmology at the University of Cambridge. This position will be based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge.

Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in the areas of CMB, gravitational lensing, large-scale structure, or cosmological tests of fundamental physics. Candidates interested in collaborating with Prof. Blake Sherwin and Prof. Anthony Challinor on CMB lensing or CMB polarization research relevant to the LiteBIRD satellite will be of particular interest.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate broadly with Cambridge faculty members and researchers within the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and relevant groups in the Institute of Astronomy and the Cavendish Laboratory.

The successful candidate will have completed (or be about to complete) a PhD in Physics, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Astronomy or a closely related area, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with a third year, subject to funding.

Start date: On or before 1 October 2024 or by negotiation.

Informal enquiries may be directed to [email protected].

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages).

Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Please quote reference LE39347 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date: 14 December 2023

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Blake Sherwin