Research Fellow in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University College London
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Gower Street
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics group at University College London (UCL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in extragalactic astrophysics and the physics of the interstellar medium, working with Dr. Amelie Saintonge.

The aims of Dr. Saintonge's reseach group are to investigate tracers of the cold interstellar medium applicable in the extreme conditions of very low mass galaxies and into the epoch of reionisation, and to use large multi-wavelength data sets and modelling tools to investigate star formation and galaxy evolution.

The successful candidate will join an active research team and play a leading role in answering open questions in the areas of ISM physics and galaxy evolution. They will be expected to conduct research supporting the goals of the group, as well as their own ambitious projects, with the possibility of collaborating with other member of UCL Astrophysics.

This position is funded by the Royal Society for 2 years in the first instance, with a starting date of March 2019 although a later start can be negotiated. Generous funds will be provided for conference travel, collaboration visits, observing runs, computing and publications.

The appointed candidate will have a PhD in Astrophysics by the starting date of the position. We particularly invite applications from candidates with experience in sub-mm/mm/radio observations, ISM physics, radiative transfer modelling, and/or galaxy evolution. 

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests and plans (3 pages maximum). A cover letter can be included using the “Statement in Support of your Application” section of the online form. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to by the deadline of 4 January 2019. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 4, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Amelie Saintonge
Associate Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics
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