Research Associate/Fellow in Galaxy Formation (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Physics & Astronomy

Location: University Park

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work on measuring the properties and evolution of galaxies through cosmic time with a particular focus on the Euclid Telescope. The Euclid Space Telescope, launching around 2021, will carry out detailed surveys, both over a wide coverage of 15,000 deg, including several hundred deg2 of deep field imaging and spectroscopy. This position is designed to determine the optical methods for measuring galaxy properties and their evolution using this survey.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Christopher Conselice and the Nottingham Astronomy Group.

Candidates should hold a BSc/MPhys Degree (or equivalent) in a Physics related subject and 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 31 March 2019. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Christopher J. Conselice, tel: +44(0)115 9515137 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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