Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Portsmouth
Department Name: 
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Street Line 1: 
Dennis Sciama Building
Street Line 2: 
Burnaby Road
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We announce our fifth Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellowship competition at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at promising early-career researchers in 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 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including LIGO, ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). 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 the ICG website.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to, to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 1st October 2019 or as close to that date as feasible.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line with the reference ZZ003447.

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

Employment type: Fixed-term (3 years)

Employment basis: Full time

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
£34,520 - £37,706 depending on experience
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
ICG Administration
+44 2392845151
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. David Wands