Research Fellow/Associate (MaNGA Science) (fixed term)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Nottingham
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
University Park campus
City: 
Nottingham
State/Province: 
Nottinghamshire
Zip/Postal: 
NG7 2RD
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to use the SDSS-IV/MaNGA survey to study the properties of nearby galaxies, particularly decomposing the IFU observations into stellar populations separated by age and metallicity.  Specific projects include studying the relationships between spatially-distinct components such as bulges disks and bars, and obtaining deeper insight into the sequence in which galaxies of different type formed.   

Professors Michael Merrifield and Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca hold membership of SDSS-IV, which will allow the researcher working with them in this role to obtain immediate access to the data from the MaNGA project, which has obtained IFU observations of 10,000 nearby galaxies. A relevant PhD (or near to completion of a PhD) is essential, as is previous experience of handling IFU data and modelling the spectral properties of nearby galaxies. 

This full time post (36.25 hours per week) is available immediately, with an intent to fill by Spring 2021, and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2023. Job share arrangements may also be considered.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Michael Merrifield (michael.merrifield@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Applicants should complete the online submission form (via the University of Nottingham Jobs website) and attach a copy of their CV, publication list, the names of two referees and a 2-page statement of their research interests and experience.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$39980.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$52100.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 11, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Michael Merrifield
Title: 
Professor of Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
University of Nottingham
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
University Park Campus
City: 
Nottingham
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
michael.merrifield@nottingham.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SCI290320
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Michael Merrifield
Subject: 
Research Fellow/Associate (MaNGA Science)
Email: 
michael.merrifield@nottingham.ac.uk