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Beecroft Fellow (3 posts)

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £43,267 p.a
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 22nd November 2019
Job Ref: 142385

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford 

Grade 7: £32,236 – £43,267 p.a. 

Applications are invited for a Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics. Three posts are available. 

The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of: Post 1: 24 months; Post 2: 30 months; Post 3: 36 months. Please indicate your preference of post with your application. 

This position will be to develop an independent research programme in one or more of the following topics; cosmology, computational astrophysics, early universe and gravitational physics. The appointees will be expected to work closely with members of the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics. 

The successful candidate will be required to develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with faculty members. The candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to manage their own academic research and administrative activities which may involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. The candidate will 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. 

Candidates should have experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations and be able to contribute new ideas for research projects and research income generation. 

Applicants should possess, or close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in Physics or Astrophysics.    

Previous experience in the field of cosmology, computational astrophyics, early universe, gravitational physics will be an advantage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach. 

Please direct enquiries about the role to Pedro Ferreira (

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of three referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 22 November 2019 can be considered. 

Closing Date: 22-NOV-2019 12:00 

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