Research associate in theoretical cosmology, Sheffield, UK

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Deadline:  2023-02-01

Location:  Sheffield, UK

The Consortium of Fundamental Physics is seeking an STFC funded research associate in theoretical cosmology, working in at least one of the following areas: early universe cosmology, cosmological aspects of modified gravity theories, and constraining cosmological models with data. The Gravitation and Cosmology Group at the University of Sheffield consists of 5 academics (Eleonora Di Valentino, Sam Dolan, Steffen Gielen, Carsten van de Bruck, and Elizabeth Winstanley), 1 RA and 15 Ph.D. students. The Theoretical Particle Cosmology Group at Lancaster University consists of 3 academics (Konstantinos Dimopoulos, David Sloan and John McDonald) and 3 Ph.D. students.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy, or equivalent, and be working in theoretical cosmology in at least one of the areas mentioned above. They should have a solid track record of high-quality publications, appropriate to their career stage.

This post is offered on a fixed term contract for 24 months, ideally starting in October 2023, working at the University of Sheffield with a possible extension of 12 months to work at the University of Lancaster. We expect the successful applicant to contribute to the scientific activities of the Consortium of Fundamental Physics, comprised by Sheffield and Lancaster Universities.

Applicants should submit a CV, publications list (if not included in the CV) and research proposal (up to 4 pages).

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The deadline is the Wednesday 1 February 2023.

For informal enquiries, please contact Carsten van de Bruck (c.vandebruck [at] Applications that are directly sent to this email will not be accepted.