Contact:  kazuya.koyama[AT]port.ac.ukLocation:  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 www.icg.port.ac.uk.
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk 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]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date.
Late applications may be considered; please contact the HR Recruitment team via hrrecruitment[AT]port.ac.uk 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]port.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)23 9284 5151.