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, email@example.com
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).