Lectureship in Theoretical Cosmology at Queen Mary University of London

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Deadline:  2014-05-31
Location:  London, UK

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 Lecturer in the area of Theoretical Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s current major activities cover cosmology, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, helio/asteroseismology and survey astronomy. 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 Theoretical 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 lectureship is full-time and permanent, subject to satisfactory 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be in the range £38,579 – £44,225 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance. 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 Prof Richard Nelson at r.p.nelson[AT]qmul.ac.uk or on +44 20 7882 3460.

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. Further details and an application form can be found at https://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_QMUL01.asp?newms=rf&ID=QMUL3631

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2014.