Research Fellow in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
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 and Gravitation

Research Fellow in Cosmology

Employment type: Fixed-term for 2 years (01 September 2020 to 31 August 2022)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £35,845 - £39,152 per annum 
Post number: ZZ006037
Date published: 12 December 2019 
Closing date: 17 January 2020
Interview date: Week Commencing 27 January 2020 

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, it is also ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian League Table University Guide, and 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology. The researcher will work on a project funded by the European Research Council with particular focus on developing cosmological tests of gravity for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and Euclid.

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for two years, starting on 1st September 2020.

The ICG consists of 14 academic staff, 18 postdoctoral researchers and 29 PhD students, with an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including 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

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. Apply via this link

Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to, to arrive by the same date.

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

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

It may be possible to apply for this role under the Secondment Policy . If you wish to apply as a secondee, you must have approval of your line manager in advance of submitting your application form. Please confirm in your application that your line manager has approved this.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.   

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ006037 - Research Fellow in Cosmology.docx

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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