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Deadline: 2015-05-01
Location: London, UK

Reader (Associate Professor) position in Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

The School is seeking to appoint a Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the area of Theoretical Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Units current major activities cover cosmology, relativity, survey astronomy, planetary formation and dynamics, and space and solar plasma physics. The AU has access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements or potential, consistent with their current career point, and have an outstanding proven record of research in an area of Cosmology that strengthens, complements and enhances existing research strengths within the Astronomy Unit. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, in the form of tutorials, and research within the School.

The readership is full-time and permanent, subject to satisfactory 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be up to 57,882 GBP per annum, depending on experience. Benefits include 30 days 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 Timothy Clifton at t.clifton[AT]qmul.ac.uk.

General information about the School can be found at http://www.ph.qmul.ac.uk and about the Astronomy Unit at http://www.astro.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 1st May 2015.


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