Research Fellow in Cosmological Galaxy Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University College London
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

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 (

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 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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45354.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 11, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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