Postdoctoral position in galaxy evolution

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to use the new WEAVE-LOFAR survey to explore the impact of AGN and stellar feedback on galaxy evolution. The WEAVE-LOFAR survey will use the 1000-fibre-fed multi-object spectrograph (WEAVE) in La Palma to gather more than a million spectra of star-forming galaxies and AGN, which have been identified from extremely deep radio observations.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Nina Hatch and Prof Michael Merrifield as part of the Nottingham Astronomy Group. In addition to exploiting the spectroscopic survey to reveal the most energetic phases of galaxy evolution, the successful candidate will make a defining contribution to the WEAVE-LOFAR quality assurance effort, giving the candidate privileged access to all WEAVE-LOFAR data.

Candidates should have or expect to shortly obtain a PhD (or equivalent) in astronomy or a closely related subject. A research track record in observational astronomy is essential and we are particularly interested in candidates with experience of spectroscopic data or large astronomical surveys.

This 3-year post is available from 1st April 2020, and the start date is flexible.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Nina Hatch at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Applicants should complete the online submission form at and attach a copy of their CV, publication list, the names of two referees and a 2-page statement of their research interests and experience. All applications received by March 8th will be given full consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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