Research Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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

Insitute of Cosmology & Gravitation


Research Fellow


Employment type:  Fixed-term for 3 years

Employment basis: Full-time

Salary:  £36,382 -  £39,739  per annum 

Post number: ZZ003447-1

Date published: 26 November 2021

Closing date: 9 January 2022


Interview date:  20 January 2022


The University of Portsmouth is an 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 and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

We announce our sixth Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at excellent researchers in extragalactic astrophysics and/or gravitational waves. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, complementing and extending the existing ICG research interests and expertise. Over the course of the fellowship, they will be expected to develop their own programme of research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

The ICG consists of 17 academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth has major involvement in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Vera Rubin Observatory, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), ESA’s Euclid satellite mission, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and other international collaborations. 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

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted by the closing date via the online application system at Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by email to [email protected], to arrive by the same date. We expect the post to start October 2022 or as close to that date as feasible.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants. Applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups in the physical sciences. We are pleased to consider applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or who wish to work flexibly. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards, and the University is a member of the Race Equality Charter with a Bronze award. We are committed to developing organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for all.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, click apply.

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

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

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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