Postdoc position in Cosmology, Newcastle University, UK

More info:  external link
Deadline:  2022-04-17

Location:  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (MSP) at Newcastle University is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant/Associate in Cosmology to join an exciting STFC-funded research program managed by Dr Cora Uhlemann.

The project aims at harnessing the power of the large-scale structure as a laboratory for fundamental physics. Deriving the most competitive constraints will require us to harvest additional information beyond standard two-point statistics from galaxy surveys like Euclid. You will work on non-Gaussian statistics that dissect different density environments to unlock additional information on dark energy, neutrinos and galaxy bias by using galaxy clustering and weak lensing.

You will build on your experience in modelling nonlinear effects for galaxy clustering or weak lensing and/or the analysis of galaxy survey data. Within the project, you will perform theoretical modelling and data analysis and disseminate your work through publications and presentations at scientific meetings. You will become a member of a dedicated local research group, contributing to the research planning and implementation and join the international Euclid consortium.

In addition to project-specific activities, you will be encouraged to pursue your own independent research and training. Furthermore, you may engage in outreach activities, particularly those designed to increase accessibility and inclusion to science.

You will join the growing cosmology and astronomy groups at Newcastle University, which has wider expertise in cosmology and galaxy evolution. We embrace equality and particularly welcome applications from community members that are under-represented in physics. If you have demonstrable experience in showing a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion then please outline this in your application.

The position is offered on a fixed term basis for 3 years, the start date is flexible with a preferred start in autumn 2022. We would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working. Generous funds are available for travel, training and other support.

Further details on the role and application process can be found on the official job ad URL (see above). For any questions, please contact Dr Cora Uhlemann via email: cora.uhlemann[AT]