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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science & Engineering / School of Physics & Astronomy / Institute for Astronomy

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 UE07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 20th January 2023
Job Ref: 5889
 

Fixed Term positions, 3 years

Full Time; 35hrs per week

Start date: Flexible; ideally between 1st April 2023 and 1st October 2023

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh, working with Profs. Ross McLure and James Dunlop to carry out research into galaxy evolution.

The Opportunity:

The research goal of this position is to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution in general, with a particular focus on studying galaxy evolution at high redshift.

The successful candidate will work together with Prof. McLure and Prof. Dunlop on a variety of projects in this area, depending on their experience and research interests.

They will have the opportunity to engage in research that exploits the JWST PRIMER treasury programme, the MOONS MOONRISE survey and the ULTRAVISTA survey, as well as to lead further independent research projects. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with experience in the design, implementation and analysis of ALMA observations.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Astronomy or related subject
  • Relevant research experience in galaxy evolution studies
  • Record of high-quality lead-author and co-authored refereed journal publications (relative to career stage).
  • Capable of working independently, exercising a high degree of initiative, and with the ability to think creatively
  • [Desirable:] Experience of working with multi-wavelength datasets, including ALMA observations.

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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