Postdoctoral Research Associate in Modelling Galaxy Formation and Evolution

University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering - Institute for Astronomy

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh, in theoretical/numerical astrophysics with a focus on galaxy formation and cosmological structure formation. You will join the research group of Prof. Sadegh Khochfar, and will be expected to perform either analytic/semi-analytic work, or numerical simulations of structure formation, with a focus on hydrodynamics using codes based on adaptive mesh refinement or smooth particle hydrodynamics. You will have access to a 256-core computer cluster dedicated to the group to run simulations, plus the possibility of applying for further computing time on the UK National Supercomputer ARCHER based at Edinburgh. Candidates should have demonstrated ability and initiative in modern astrophysics research.

The appointment is for two years initially with the possibility for an extension for further two years. The start-date of the position could be as early as November, 2016 with flexibility on the start date.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Sadegh Khochfar (

Applicants should supply a CV, bibliography, plus a research proposal of up to three pages. Letters of recommendation from three referees should be sent directly by email to Prof Khochfar by the closing date.

Closing Date: 15-NOV-2016 at 5pm GMT

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