We are seeking a promising early-career post-doctoral researcher to lead original scientific investigations of galaxy formation and evolution using data from the new WEAVE-LOFAR survey, working with Dr Dan Smith at the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR). In addition to publishing scientific results in high-impact journals, the post holder will develop a leading role in ensuring that WEAVE-LOFAR achieves its wider scientific objectives, by monitoring observing progress and preparing observations for execution, as a key member of the international WEAVE-LOFAR science team.
The successful applicant will have a good track record of research in a relevant area of expertise, including quantitative research methods and analysis. They will have a record of submitting/publishing scientific research in leading astronomical journals, experience of scientific programming in Python and of working with optical spectroscopy of galaxies/AGN. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with multi-object optical spectrographs, and of preparing astronomical observations for execution.
The post is available for up to 3 years with a start date ideally between April 1 and October 1 2021. Candidates should have, or should have submitted for a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics, before taking up the post. The starting salary is expected to be £33,797 per annum, incrementing annually, with higher salary possible based on previous postdoctoral experience.
Applications should be submitted online by the deadline via the link to our recruitment website below and should be accompanied by an uploaded CV, a list of publications, and a summary of previous research and current interests (not exceeding two sides of A4 paper, either in Word or PDF format).