|£37,099 to £44,263 Grade UE07, per annum
|6th December 2023
|15th January 2024
Fixed term, 3 years if in post by 1st April 2024
Full time 35 hours per week
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in cosmological large-scale structure to work with Prof. Romeel Davé at the Institute for Astronomy, which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. Our primary goal is to exploit observations using radio surveys using MeerKAT, particularly LADUMA, MIGHTEE, and MALS, to constrain galaxy formation models and provide theoretical support for data interpretation. Applicants with a strong background in galaxy evolution, particularly with cosmological galaxy formation simulations and/or extragalactic radio surveys, would be at a particular advantage.
The main theme of research is to examine galaxy evolution in the radio. The primary focus is to use the Simba simulation suite, as well as its successor and/or spin-off simulations, to examine the constraints on galaxy formation physics enabled by the ongoing generation of radio surveys using the MeerKAT radio array in South Africa. The applicant would be liaising closely with observers on the LADUMA and MIGHTEE Large Projects on MeerKAT, on which Prof. Davé is a Co-I, as well as the MALS Large Project, ideally assuming the position of the point person to coordinate data/simulation comparisons for within teams. Additionally, the applicant would be leading a robust science program of their own, taking advantage of close comparisons to radio survey and ancillary observations in order to better understand the physics of galaxy evolution across cosmic time.
This post is full-time (35 hours per week), however, we are open to considering part-time or flexible working patterns.
We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working.
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