The Astrophysics Group at UCL is heavily involved in cosmological and extragalactic research, which ranges across observational, theoretical and computational topics. We are seeking a research fellow who will work primarily with Andrew Pontzen on computer simulations of galaxy formation and cosmological large scale structure. The post-holder will be based in the Cosmoparticle Hub in the Kathleen Lonsdale Building (www.ucl.ac.uk/cosmoparticle).
The position is funded for 2 years in the first instance (with potential for extension) and includes significant funding for travel and personal computing. The nominal start date is March 2019 but a later start may be negotiable.
This project is funded by the Royal Society.
The post-holder will be about to complete or have completed a PhD in galaxy formation, cosmology or a related field. They will have a track record of publication in astronomical journals and experience of communicating their research at national and international conferences. Experience of using high performance computing for performing and/or analyzing simulations of galaxy formation would be advantageous.
A full job specification is available here.
Candidates will need to upload a CV (including list of publications), a statement of research interests/plans (3 pages), and contact information for three referees who should email references to email@example.com. A cover letter can be included using the “Statement in Support of your Application” section. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the application deadline.