Research Associate in Physics

The University of Manchester - School of Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 31/12/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Starting 1st April 2018 for 36 Months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11010

Applications are invited for a fully funded postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to be conducted in the School of Physics and Astronomy. This post is part of a large ERC Consolidator Grant and requires a postdoctoral research associate who is an expert on cosmology and/or galaxy formation to work with our team to exploit the Dark Energy Survey data at this exciting time, with an emphasis on weak gravitational lensing and intrinsic alignments.

The appointment will be for a period of 2.5 to 3 years (depending on how early the appointee can start) and subject to probation.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications from women and applicants requiring flexible working hours (including part-time) are encouraged.

The School of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Professor Sarah Bridle



General enquiries:

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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