Durham University, Astronomy

Position ID:Durham University-Astronomy-PDRA [#26205]
Position Title: Postdoctoral positions within galactic & extragalactic astronomy and cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
Subject Area: Astronomy / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/13 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/10/13, finished 2024/03/15, listed until 2023/12/13)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We invite applications for observational and theoretical postdoctoral positions within the broad areas of galactic & extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at Durham University. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in the following areas:

* Numerical simulations of structure formation - from black hole and planetary scales upwards

* Dark energy and modified gravity, dark matter, gravitational lensing & cluster physics

* The Milky Way, galactic dynamics, near-field cosmology, galaxy surveys

* Properties of the intergalactic medium, spatially resolved and multiwavelength studies of galaxies, star formation

* Multi-wavelength studies of quasars, AGN, and other compact accreting systems

* Image analysis/detector characterisation for (Euclid) weak lensing measurements.

Excellent candidates with interests outside these areas will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

We expect to recruit to postdoctoral positions supported by the European Research Council (ERC), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the UK Research Innovation (UKRI) and The Royal Society. All positions are for 3 years, subject to funding. Specific details of the current vacancies can be found at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk.

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 about 35 permanent members of academic staff, around 100 postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students, and several research-active emeritus staff. We have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and membership of the KMOS, NuSTAR, XRISM, LOFAR, PAUS, and MOONS teams. Durham is also a partner of the DESI, 4MOST, WEAVE, Euclid, LSST, JCMT, HARMONI, and e-MERLIN collaborations and surveys. We are part of the Virgo Consortium and host extensive supercomputing resources, including the "Cosmology Machine", some of which is part of the DiRAC national supercomputing facility. Further information may be found at http://www.astro.dur.ac.uk.

For all posts salaries are on the Grade 7 scale, which is currently in the range £37,099 - £44,263. Research support will be at standard UK rates. The starting dates are negotiable.

The Department of Physics is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. It is pledged to the Athena SWAN charter, where we hold a silver award, and has the status of IoP Juno Champion. We embrace equality and particularly welcome applications from members of the community that are under-represented in physics. Durham University provides a range of benefits including pension, shared parental leave policy, and childcare provision and will assist with potential schooling requirements.

Please submit a CV and publication list (no strict page limit), covering letter (of about 1 page), statement on your experience with, or commitment towards, mentoring, equality, and inclusivity (of about 0.5 pages), a research statement (no more than 3 pages), and the details of three academic referees to the Academic Jobs Online website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26205.

Please briefly summarise in your covering letter your research interests and identify, where possible, the position(s) you are interested in or the staff member(s) whose expertise most overlaps with your interests.

To ensure full consideration complete applications, including references, need to be received by 13th December 2023.

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