Applications are invited for an open-ended academic staff position at the Institute for Astronomy, within the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics & Astronomy.
We aim to appoint an outstanding astrophysicist to augment and complement existing strengths at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) in the research field of galaxy formation and evolution. The goal of this work is to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution in general with a particular focus on the young Universe (i.e., at high and intermediate redshifts). We seek a highly creative researcher pursuing an original and ambitious research programme who is also capable of contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant and already world-leading group (led by Profs McLure, Dunlop, and Best), to help drive forward studies of early galaxy evolution using the current (JWST, HST, VLT, Keck, Subaru, ALMA, LOFAR) and next generation (VLT+MOONS, Euclid, E-ELT, SKA) multi-frequency observational facilities. Ideally, we seek an observational astrophysicist who has a strong interest in linking observations with theory, and hence can also connect with galaxy evolution modellers/theorists at the IfA, including Profs Dave, Khochfar, Peacock and Meiksin.
The successful candidate will become part of a stimulating research environment, located at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) on Blackford Hill, that includes numerous researchers, fellows and students within the University’s IfA as well as at the co-located STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre and Higgs Centre for Innovation.
We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards and we specially encourage applications from women and applicants from other under-represented groups.
The appointment will be at either Lecturer (UE08) or Reader (UE09) level, depending on experience.
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The expected closing date for applications is 3rd December 2022.
Informal enquiries should be directed either to Prof James Dunlop (Head of the School of Physics & Astronomy) or Prof Ken Rice (Head of the Institute for Astronomy).