Post-doctoral Research Associate in Galaxy Formation and the Circumgalactic Medium

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Scotland
Zip/Postal: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh on the formation of galaxies during the Epoch of Reionization (EoR) and the Circumgalactic Medium (CGM), led by Profs Avery Meiksin and Sadegh Khochfar.

We aim to use multiple simulation techniques to address key questions in galaxy formation, concentrating on observed signatures of circumgalactic gas during the EoR, with a particular focus on the origin of metal absorption lines. A central goal is to disentangle the roles of stellar feedback, black holes, and the metagalactic photoionizing background during the EoR on CGM properties.

We are seeking applicants with a strong background in cosmological simulations, theoretical astrophysics, and studies of the Intergalactic Medium. Successful candidates would have access to substantial computational resources, including Archer − the UK National Supercomputer.

The contract will be for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension. The start date is nominally September 2018, but with flexibility; the completion of a PhD is required by the start date. The position is open to applicants of all nationalities; applications from minorities are strongly encouraged.

Applicants should supply a CV, bibliography, the names of two referees, plus a research proposal of up to three pages, all contained within a

single pdf file. Applications must be made online at: www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Avery Meiksin (meiksin@staffmail.ed.ac.uk). Letters of recommendation from two referees should be sent directly by email to Prof Meiksin by the closing date.

Salary Scale: Grade 7 £32,548 − £38,833.

Closing date: 15 January 2018.

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43200.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51500.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Health cover is provided under the UK National Health Service.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Avery Meiksin
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Scotland
Zip/Postal Code: 
EH9 3HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+441316688355
FAX: 
+441316688416
Email: 
meiksin@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
042021
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Avery Meiksin
Subject: 
PDRA in galaxy formation and the CGM
Email: 
meiksin@staffmail.ed.ac.uk