Research Associate in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Cardiff University
Department Name: 
Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The ERC-funded project CMBforward at Cardiff University led by Prof. Erminia Calabrese is seeking applications to fill the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in cosmology.

The research associates will work on characterization and interpretation of state-of-the-art Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory, and will engage with the current efforts in designing a new CMB satellite mission. We are seeking researchers with an established track record in characterization and cosmological exploitation of CMB data.

The research associates will fit within the active and diverse Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology .
Other members of the astronomy and instrumentation groups play leading roles in the search for signals from gamma-ray bursts, modelling and detecting gravitational waves, supernovae, cosmic dust, star formation and building the next generation ground and space-based telescopes.

The research associate position advertised here is for two years in first instance, with possibility of renewal. The funding is available for a flexible starting date in 2022 / early 2023.

This post is fixed term for 2 years and is full time.

A completed, or near to completion, PhD in Physics, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Astronomy or closely related area is required.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Thursday, 6 January 2022

Closing Date: Monday, 31 January 2022 

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a statement of research interests which address the essential criteria for the post.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof. Erminia Calabrese ([email protected]) or Phil Treadgold ([email protected])

For informal enquiries about working at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy please contact Courtney Watkins ([email protected])

Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time. 

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46452.76 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55421.30 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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