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Deadline: 2014-10-17
Location: London

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

The Astronomy Unit (AU) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work in any area of Theoretical Cosmology with members of the Astronomy Unit engaged in research in Cosmology. This includes Drs. Karim Malik, Timothy Clifton and David Mulryne, and Profs. Jim Lidsey and Reza Tavakol.

Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics or related field with experience in theoretical cosmology.

The post is full time and fixed term, for six months and starting on or before 1 April 2015. The starting salary will be 31,735 (sterling) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days paid annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr David Mulryne by email to D.Mulryne[AT]qmul.ac.uk. Further details about the AU can be found at astro.qmul.ac.uk .

Completed online application forms, cover letter, CV (which should include a list of publications), a statement of research interests should be submitted online. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide 3 academic references.

The closing date for applications is 17th October 2014. Interviews are expected to be held soon after.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Practitioner status and is actively working towards the JUNO Champion Award. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.


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