Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology, Sheffield, UK

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Deadline:  2022-03-01

Location:  Sheffield, UK

We are seeking a Research Associate in Theoretical Cosmology which has research interest in testing cosmological models with observational data. We are particularly interested in investigating the nature of the observed discrepancies present in the current cosmological data, with a focus on the H0 and S8 tensions, and in understanding how these tensions are related to the theoretical motivation behind the cosmological model. The position is supported by a grant from the Royal Society, with the Principal Investigator being Doctor Eleonora Di Valentino. The Gravitation and Cosmology group consists of 5 academics (Eleonora Di Valentino, Sam Dolan, Steffen Gielen, Carsten van de Bruck, and Elizabeth Winstanley) and 15 Ph.D. students.

You should have a PhD in Physics and Astronomy or equivalent experience working in Theoretical Cosmology and have experience of coding and data analysis of cosmological data.

The School has a strong research ethos and an international reputation in research, with groups in Algebra and Geometry, Number Theory, Topology, Fluid Dynamics, Solar Physics and Plasmas, Mathematical Biology and Environment, Gravitation and Cosmology, Probability, and Statistics. There are also fruitful interdisciplinary links across the University.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Please upload a CV with a complete list of publications as attachments to the online application through our jobs webpages.