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Deadline: 2017-03-15
Location: London, UK

Lectureship in Cosmology or Observational Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to make a permanent appointment at Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor level) in the area of Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s major activities cover cosmology, extrasolar planets, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, and survey astronomy. Research in the AU is supported by access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements consistent with their current career point. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research in cosmology, with a leading role in current and future space-missions and/or ground based surveys, and demonstrated some expertise in data analysis. We aim to appoint someone whose research will complement and enhance the existing theoretical research activities of the cosmology group at QMUL, which include making predictions from early Universe models for comparison with observations, and developing tests of General Relativity for the upcoming surveys that will be conducted by Euclid, the SKA, the LSST and other experiments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching within the school in the form of lectures, tutorials, and undergraduate and PhD student project supervision.

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