Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on the effect of large-scale environment on the properties and evolution of galaxies. The research will focus on the in-fall regions and filaments that surround massive galaxy clusters and their role in galaxy evolution and cluster assembly. This work will take advantage of the new wide-field multi-object WEAVE spectrograph being built for the William Herschel telescope (La Palma Observatory) combined with state-of-the-art cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution.
The successful candidate will work with Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, Dr Meghan Gray and Professor Frazer Pearce and the Nottingham Astronomy Group.
Candidates should hold a BSc/MPhys Degree (or equivalent) in a Physics related subject. Candidates should also have or be expected to shortly obtain a PhD (or equivalent) in astronomy or a closely related subject. Experience working with large astronomical surveys and/or cosmological simulations is essential.
This full-time post is available from 1 April 2018 and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2020.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, tel: +44 (0)115 9516230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted; applicants should complete the online submission process by the deadline of January 5 2018, attaching a copy of their CV and publication list, and a one-page covering letter describing their research interests and the names of two referees.
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