Research Associate/Fellow in Large-Scale Galaxy Environments

University of Nottingham - Physics & Astronomy

Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on the effect of large-scale environment on the properties and evolution of galaxies. The research will focus on the in-fall regions and filaments that surround massive galaxy clusters and their role in galaxy evolution and cluster assembly. This work will take advantage of the new wide-field multi-object WEAVE spectrograph being built for the William Herschel telescope (La Palma Observatory) combined with state-of-the-art cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, Dr Meghan Gray and Professor Frazer Pearce and the Nottingham Astronomy Group.

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 PhD (or equivalent) in astronomy or a closely related subject. Experience working with large astronomical surveys and/or cosmological simulations is essential.

This full-time post is available from 1 April 2018 and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, tel: +44 (0)115 9516230 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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