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Deadline: 2015-01-02
Location: Portsmouth, UK

Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Cosmology at University of Portsmouth, UK

University of Portsmouth
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Cosmology
Fixed term contract for two years
Salary: 28,695 – 32,277 GBP per annum
Position number: 10013084
Closing date: 02 January 2015

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical cosmology. The researcher will work on projects funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in particular models of modified gravity and dark energy.

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for two years, with an anticipated start date of 1 October 2015.

The ICG consists of 11 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and 19 PhD students, and is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys (SDSS-III and SDSS-IV), the Dark Energy Survey, the UK Low Frequency Array (LOFAR:UK) and the Euclid Consortium. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet)2 and hosts the 1520-core SEPnet-ASTRO supercomputer (SCIAMA-II). For further information, please visit the ICG website at

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at by the closing date, 2nd January 2015. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters and application materials to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT], to arrive by the same date.

Late applications may be considered; please contact the HR Recruitment team via hrrecruitment[AT] for details on how to apply.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth is member of the Athena SWAN charter and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

For informal enquiries about particular projects please contact Kazuya Koyama by email: kazuya.koyama[AT] or phone +44 (0)23 9284 5151.

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