Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Supernovae and Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
University of Southampton
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Street Line 1: 
Highfield
City: 
Southampton
State/Province: 
Hampshire
Zip/Postal: 
SO17 1BJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Group of the University of Southampton's School of Physics & Astronomy invites you to join our supernova research team to manage the design, implementation and exploitation of the Time Domain Extragalactic Survey (TiDES) using the 4MOST multi-fibre spectrograph instrument. As part of this work, you will have the opportunity to collaborate in exciting cutting-edge science designing the massive spectroscopic follow-up of optical transients, exploiting supernova cosmology experiments, and working on the detection and characterisation of unusual supernova explosions.

We welcome applications from both junior and more senior researchers from a range of backgrounds consistent with the science goals of TiDES. You will hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related discipline, and ideally experience in supernova cosmology, and/or supernova physics, and/or simulations of large optical transient surveys. The Southampton Astronomy Group provides a collegial environment with many opportunities to collaborate with other group members. Our main research themes are time-domain astrophysics, compact objects and galaxy evolution. The position will provide you with some time and resources to explore and develop independent research.

This position is available from 1st April 2021, with start dates possible up to October 1st 2021 and the post available for three years in the first instance. Informal inquiries are very welcome. Please contact Prof Mark Sullivan, m.sullivan@soton.ac.uk

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Physics and Astronomy. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the academic and student population, and in recognition we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018 and the Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion status in 2019. Physics and Astronomy gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, and onsite childcare facilities. For further information please visit https://www.phys.soton.ac.uk/EqualityandDiversity

Apply online at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk with reference 1317120WF. Your application should consist of a CV, publication list, brief statement of relevant research experience (2 pages max) and an optional cover letter. Please upload all documents as one pdf file. Two letters of reference are required with contact details to be provided on application (letter requests will be sent should your application be shortlisted).

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mark Sullivan
Title: 
Prof
Institution/Company: 
University of Southampton
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Street Line 1: 
Highfield
City: 
Southampton
State/Province: 
Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
SO17 1BJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
m.sullivan@soton.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mark Sullivan
Email: 
m.sullivan@soton.ac.uk