Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Euclid Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employment type: Fixed-term from January 2021 to 31 August 2022 (could be extended subject to funding)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £35,845 to £39,152 per annum
Post number: ZZ004875
Date published: 16 November 2020
Closing date: 23 December 2020
Interview dates: 25 & 27 January 2021
The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and 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 a Postdoctoral Research position at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth to carry out key work on the spectroscopic elements of the Euclid ground segment. This position is available from January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and funded until 31 August 2022. Euclid is due to launch in 2021 and will be the European Space Agency’s next space telescope. Euclid's primary science goals are to measure the properties of dark energy and dark matter using weak lensing and galaxy clustering.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Euclid team at Portsmouth and will work closely with the broader Euclid ground segment team in the UK and internationally. The main focus of the work is to develop and test key parts of the galaxy clustering pipeline and to publish academic journal articles.
The ICG consists of 17 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and around 30 PhD students. It has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), 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 http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. We are happy to consider applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or who wish to work flexibly. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards; we are committed to developing 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 by the closing date via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by email to email@example.com to arrive by the same date.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Prof Adam Amara (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit https://port.engageats.co.uk 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.