Research Fellow in Cosmology

University of Portsmouth - Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Faculty of Technology

Employment type:  Fixed term (3 years)     

Interview date: To be scheduled between 03 – 13 January 2017 

Start date: 01 September 2017

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology. The researcher will work on a project “Cosmological Tests of Gravity” funded by the European Research Council.

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for three years, starting on 1st September 2017.

The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 24 postdoctoral researchers and over 25 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3702-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/

For informal enquiries about particular projects please contact Kazuya.Koyama@port.ac.uk  or phone +44 (0)23 9284 5151.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date. It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s online application system.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The ICG and the University of Portsmouth both hold an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

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