Research Associate/Fellow in Computational Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Nottingham
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School of Physics and Astronomy
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University of Nottingham
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Applications are invited for a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded postdoctoral position to work on numerical simulations of the intergalactic medium. The research role involves analysing, developing and performing hydrodynamical and radiative transfer simulations. These will be used to explore the effect of reionisation and the nature of dark matter on statistical properties of the Lyman-alpha forest and other related observables, including high redshift galaxies and 21cm emission/absorption. The successful candidate will work with Dr James Bolton and the Nottingham Astronomy Group. They will also be expected to interact with international collaborators.

Candidates should hold a BSc/MPhys Degree (or equivalent) in a physics related subject. Candidates should also have or be expected to shortly obtain a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in astrophysics or a closely related subject. A research track record in computational/theoretical astrophysics and expertise in cosmological simulations or cosmological radiative transfer is essential.

This fixed-term post is available for a period of three years, with a start date as close as possible to 1 April 2020. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Applicants should complete the online submission form and attach a copy of their CV, publication list, and a maximum of two pages describing their research interests.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr James Bolton by email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of employee benefits, more information can be found at:

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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Research Associate/Fellow in Computational Astrophysics