The University of Sussex invites applications for a Research Fellow.
You will explore the demographics of the most extreme star formation galaxies and their evolution. You will use the latest data from deep radio surveys with the SKA pathfinders LOFAR and MeerKAT. You will combine these with the best multiwavelength surveys, including the Herschel surveys over 1200 deg2, using the Sussex hierarchical modelling tool xid+.
You will be responsible for delivering cross-matched, multiwavelength photometry to facilitate a wide range of world-class research carried out as part of the LOFAR Survey Key Programme , MIGHTEE and the Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Programme (HELP).
You will develop your own science programmes focused on the most extreme star-forming galaxies, characterising their demographics, origins and energetics, e.g. the role of environment and Active Galactic Nuclei in triggering and suppressing star formation. You will create your own follow-up programmes and contribute to and benefit from those run by others.
You will bring a broad range of skills in extragalactic survey science and a good track record of high quality scientific research. You'll be a creative and cooperative researcher. You'll be keen to explore novel statistical methods to get the best science from the data sets.
There will be opportunities to branch out on interdisciplinary research projects through the Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex, e.g. with the AstroCast project forecasting drought in Kenya.
The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.