Research Fellow in Extra-Galactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Sussex
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Pevensey 2
City: 
Brighton
State/Province: 
East Sussex
Zip/Postal: 
BN1 9QH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51300.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Hours:part time, Minimum 0.3FTE, considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE.Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
MPS Recruitment
Institution/Company: 
University of Sussex
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Pevensey 2
City: 
Brighton
State/Province: 
East Sussex
Zip/Postal Code: 
BN1 9QH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
REF 3721
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Seb Oliver c/o Sacrament Rodrigues
Subject: 
Research Fellow in Extra-Galactic Astrophysics Ref 3721
Email: 
S.Rodrigues@sussex.ac.uk