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 a list of publications), a statement of research interests and plans (3 pages maximum), and the contact information for three references. A cover letter can be included using the “Statement in Support of your Application” section of the online form. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the application deadline.