Queen Mary University of London, School Of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:QMUL-School Of Physics and Astronomy-PDRA1 [#21029, QMUL27694]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmology - QMUL27694
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:London, London, City of E14NS, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology
Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/02/27 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/25, listed until 2022/02/27)
Position Description:    

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About the Role A postdoctoral researcher in cosmology is sought to join the Cosmology and Relativity Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London. The successful applicant will work with the group of Dr. Tessa Baker on tests of gravity, using large-scale structure and related probes. This will involve the development and analysis of simulations (including approximate simulation techniques) in extended models of gravity. These will be used to study observables relevant to upcoming galaxy surveys such as LSST, and gravitational wave propagation.

About You To apply, you will need to have PhD or a shortly excepted PhD (thesis submitted by job commencement) in Physics and closely related subject, and a history of publications and seminars appropriate to your career stage. Numerical skills and experience with cosmological simulations (including approximate simulation methods) will be helpful.

About the School The School is made of two departments, Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry. The School maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields.

About Queen Mary At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for two years, with an expected start date of March – October 2022 (negotiable). The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £33,824 - £38,655 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

You should include in your application: a CV, a statement of current skills and proposed research (no longer than two A4 sides), and a list of publications (please highlight up to five as the most relevant). Please consolidate all this information in a single PDF file and upload it as your CV in our online application system. Please be aware that the system will not prompt you to upload a separate research statement. You should also arrange for two letters of reference to be emailed to s.kulandaivelu@qmul.ac.uk by the application deadline.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Tessa Baker at t.baker@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 20 7882 5867.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 27th February 2022. Interviews are expected to be held on shortly thereafter. Late enquiries may be accepted until the position is filled.

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Contact: Dr Tessa Baker
Email: email
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School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary University of London
GO Jones Building
Mile End Road
Web Page: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/spa/