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Two postdoc positions in cosmology at University of Portsmouth

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth intends to appoint two postdoctoral researchers in theoretical and observational cosmology. A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required for both positions.

One researcher will work on linking observations and theories of dark energy. Informal queries can be made to will.percival[AT]port.ac.uk. The post, reference RTEC0091, is for three years, starting 1st OCTOBER 2010 (or earlier by agreement).

For the other post, reference RTEC0092, applications in all areas of theoretical cosmology are welcomed. This position is for two years, starting 1st OCTOBER 2010 (or earlier by agreement). A one year extension may be possible depending on funding availability. Informal enquiries about this post can be made to kazuya.koyama[AT]port.ac.uk.

The ICG consists of 10 academic staff, 13 postdoctoral researchers and 18 PhD students, and is involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III including BOSS), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the UK Low Frequency Array Consortium (UK-LOFAR), the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS) and the UK National Cosmology Supercomputer Consortium (COSMOS). More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/

An online application form is available at http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/downloads/applicationform.doc
Please quote the appropriate post reference number (RTEC0091, RTEC0092) on all correspondence. Applications for both positions will be considered.

Applications (Application Form, CV, research statement, names of 3 referees) should be sent by email to jobs[AT]port.ac.uk and copied to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the closing date, 8 JANUARY 2010. Late applications may be considered until the post has been filled.


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