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Location: Portsmouth, UK

Postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology at Portsmouth

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint two postdoctoral researchers in theoretical cosmology. A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required for these posts, which are expected to start on or before 1st OCTOBER 2011.

Post 10000868 is funded by the European Research Council and the Leverhulme trust, and is for up to two years; the researcher will work on projects which include modified gravity models as an alternative to dark energy and models for the origin of structure in the early universe.

Post 10000869 is funded by the STFC and is for up to three years; the researcher will work primarily on projects concerning the underlying theory and observational probes relevant to the study of dark energy.

Informal queries about these posts can be made to Kazuya.Koyama[AT]port.ac.uk (10000868) or Robert.Crittenden[AT]port.ac.uk (10000869).

The ICG consists of 11 academic staff, 13 postdoctoral researchers and 18 PhD students, and is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), the Dark Energy Survey, the UK Low Frequency Array Consortium (LOFAR:UK) and the UK National Cosmology Supercomputer Consortium (COSMOS).

An online application form is available at http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/downloads/applicationform.doc or via email (jobs[AT]port.ac.uk), quoting the post reference number (or numbers.)

Applications (Application Form, CV, research statement) 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 two letters of reference to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the closing date, 5th JANUARY 2011. Late applications may be considered until the post has been filled.

http://www.icg.port.ac.uk (Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation website)
http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/academic/ (University of Portsmouth job site)
http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/downloads/applicationform.doc (Application form)