Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship, Portsmouth, UK

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Deadline:  2015-02-02

Location:  Portsmouth, UK

10013883 – Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship

Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Research Fellow

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Employment type: Fixed-term (3 years)
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: 33,242 – 36,309 GBP
Position number: 10013883
Date Published: 12 December 2014
Closing date: 2 February 2015
Start date: 1 October 2015

Interview date: To be scheduled between 9 – 15 February 2015

We announce our second Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at promising early-career researchers in any area of observational, theoretical and computational cosmology and astrophysics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, complementing and extending the existing ICG research interests and expertise in cosmology and/or astrophysics. Over the fellowship, they will be expected to develop their own opportunities for research and innovation, and help attract external funding to the ICG.

The ICG consists of 11 academic staff, 18 postdoctoral researchers and 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Dark Energy Survey, with involvement in the UK Low Frequency Array (LOFAR:UK), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 2700-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is 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.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date, 2 February 2015. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT], to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 1st October 2015 or as close to that date as feasible.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

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