Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics (Astrophysics)
Street Line 1: 
Denys Wilkinson Building
Street Line 2: 
Keble Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics.

 

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 1 year.

 

The postholder will contribute to the recently funded ERC project to study "Large Scale Structure Constraints of General Relativity"; the role will involve theoretical and/or numerical research in cosmology and gravitational physics, led by Pedro Ferreira and the postholder will be expected to interact with other members of the Oxford faculty working in these fields.

 

Our theoretical cosmology programme at Oxford includes large scale structure, weak lensing, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy, intensity mapping, early universe physics, dark matter, dark energy and modified gravity. There is also expertise in black hole physics, compact objects (observational and theoretical), the early universe and galactic dynamics.

The post-holder will contribute to and develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with Erminia Calabrese, Julien Devriendt, Pedro Ferreira, Lance Miller and Adrianne Slyz.

The candidate will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and have the opportunity to attend and take part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs.

The candidate will be expected to present their research results at international conferences and prepare articles for publication on those results.

The successful candidate will have or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of research in this area and a demonstrated capacity for independent work.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate the capability to initiate research in a lively group and to have expertise in theory and/or data analysis in cosmology.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Included Benefits: 

For a description of benefits offered by the University of Oxford, see the Qualifications and Job Description document linked below.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
HR Team
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxfford
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Clarendon Laboratory
Street Line 2: 
Parks Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
personnel@physics.ox.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
130484
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Pedro Ferreira
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics
Email: 
pedro.ferreira@physics.ox.ac.uk