Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

The Department of Physics invites applications for a Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology. Our theoretical cosmology programme at Oxford includes largescale structure, weak lensing, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy, intensity mapping, early universe physics, dark matter, dark energy and modified gravity. The postholder would contribute to theoretical and/or numerical research into one or more of these areas, interacting with Erminia Calabrese, Julien Devriendt, Pedro Ferreira, Lance Miller and Adrianne Slyz. They will develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with faculty members, and take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and in particular attending and taking part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs. They will also attend international conferences to present the results of work at Oxf  ord, and prepare articles for publication on research results.

The appointment is for a fixed-term of 2 years with a possible extension of 1 year, and is based in Oxford Astrophysics. The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering, have a proven record of research in this area and a demonstrated capacity for independent work. They should preferably be capable of initiating research in a lively group with significant interaction between theory and analysis of data, and expertise in theory and/or analysis in areas of strong overlap with cosmology faculty members. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on 1 December 2016 can be considered.

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