Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Positions in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Durham University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
South Road
City: 
Durham
State/Province: 
Durham
Zip/Postal: 
DH1 3LE
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
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We invite applications for observational and theoretical postdoctoral positions within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at  Durham University. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in the following areas: numerical simulations of structure formation, dark energy and modified gravity, dark matter, gravitational lensing, cluster physics, the Milky Way, galaxy surveys, absorption-line studies of the intergalactic medium, spatially resolved studies of galaxies, multiwavelength studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies, AGN and AGN-driven outflows, and the astrophysics of accreting black holes. However, excellent candidates with interests outside of these areas are also encouraged to apply.

We have several open postdoctoral positions supported by either the European Research Council (ERC) or the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). All positions are for up-to 3 years,subject to funding.

Durham University hosts one of Europe's largest and most active research groups working in the fields of observational and theoretical extragalactic astronomy, cosmology and instrumentation. Currently we have 25 permanent members of staff, 3 long-term research fellows, and around 100 postdocs, students, and support staff. We have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and membership of the KMOS guaranteed time team, the NuSTAR, UK LOFAR, PAUS and MOONS teams. Durham is also a partner of the DESI, 4MOST, Euclid, LSST, JCMT, NuSTAR, and e-MERLIN collaborations and surveys. We are also a member of the Virgo Consortium and have extensive supercomputing resources, including a number of large dedicated supercomputers at Durham. Further information may be found
at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk/CEA/ and http://icc.dur.ac.uk/.

For all posts, salaries are in the range £33,199-£39,609 and research support will be at standard UK rates.

The starting dates are negotiable. 

Please submit all application documents to the Academic Jobs Online website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/12326

To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including references need to be received by 16th December 2018.

 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Positions in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy
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astro.secretary@durham.ac.uk