Astronomy, Durham University

Fellowship ID:Durham University-Astronomy-PDRA [#12326]
Fellowship Title: Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Positions in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Cosmology, Galaxy Formation, Numerical Simulations, Computational Astrophysics
Astronomy / Observational, Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/12/16** finished (2018/10/15, finished 2019/04/02, listed until 2018/12/16)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We invite applications for observational and theoretical postdoctoral positions within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at the Durham University. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in the following areas: numerical simulations of structure formation, dark energy and modified gravity, dark matter, gravitational lensing, cluster physics, the Milky Way, galaxy surveys, absorption-line studies of the intergalactic medium, spatially resolved studies of galaxies, multiwavelength studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies, AGN and AGN-driven outflows, and the astrophysics of accreting black holes. However, excellent candidates with interests outside of these areas are also encouraged to apply.

We have several open postdoctoral positions supported by either the European Research Council (ERC) or the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). All positions are for up-to 3 years, subject to funding.

Durham University hosts one of Europe's largest and most active research groups working in the fields of observational and theoretical extragalactic astronomy, cosmology and instrumentation. Currently we have 25 permanent members of staff, 3 long-term research fellows, and around 100 postdocs, students, and support staff. We have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and membership of the KMOS guaranteed time team, the NuSTAR, UK LOFAR, PAUS and MOONS teams. Durham is also a partner of the DESI, 4MOST, Euclid, LSST, JCMT, NuSTAR, and e-MERLIN collaborations and surveys. We are also a member of the Virgo Consortium and have extensive supercomputing resources, including a number of large dedicated supercomputers at Durham. Further information may be found at and

For all posts, salaries are in the range £33,199-£39,609 and research support will be at standard UK rates. The starting dates are negotiable. To ensure full consideration, complete applications, including references need to be submitted by 16th December 2018.

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Further Info:
Ogden Centre for Fundament Physics - West
Department of Physics
Durham University
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom

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