Dennis Sciama Research Fellow

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Faculty of Technology

Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation

​Dennis Sciama Research Fellow

​Employment type: Fixed-term (30 September 2026)

Employment basis: Full-time

Salary: £37,474 - £40,931 per annum

Post number: ZZ003446

Date published: 19 December 2022

Closing date: 30 January 2023

​Interview date: The first week of February 2023

​Anticipated start date: 01 October 2023

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

​We announce our sixth Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at excellent researchers in observational and/or theoretical cosmology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, complementing and extending the existing ICG research interests and expertise. Over the course of the fellowship, they will be expected to develop their own programme of research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

​The ICG consists of 17 academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth has major involvement in the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Vera Rubin Observatory, ESA’s Euclid satellite mission, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and other international collaborations. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at

​Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted by the closing date via the online application system at Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by email to [email protected], to arrive by the same date. We expect the post to start October 2023 or as close to that date as feasible.

​We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants. Applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups in the physical sciences. We are pleased to consider applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or who wish to work flexibly. We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community. As an Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter award holder, a member of Stonewall and a Disability Confident Employer we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people. In addition, we want our workforce to be representative of our diverse student population.​Please see our EDI Framework and objectives.

​The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.

​Information about us and our benefits.

​For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ003446-1 - Dennis Sciama Research Fellow.docx

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, please click apply and apply on-line.

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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