Contact:  icg-admin[AT]port.ac.ukLocation:  Portsmouth
Employment type: Fixed term contract for 3 years (October 2016 to September 2019)
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: GBP 33,242 – 36,309 per annum
Position number: 10016203
Date published: 18 September 2015
Closing date: 18 December 2015
Interview date: Interviews will take place between 4th and 8th January 2016.
We announce our fourth Dennis Sciama Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth aimed at promising 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 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in 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 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk
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. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin[AT]port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 1st October 2016 or as close to that date as feasible.