University of Oxford, Department of Physics

Position ID:Oxford-Department of Physics-BF [#16633, 147153]
Position Title: Beecroft Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3RH, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Science Education
Appl Deadline:2020/11/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/08/06, listed until 2020/11/20)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology and Gravitational Physics.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 24 months with a possible 12 month extension.

This position will be to develop an independent research programme in one or more of the following topics; Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, Early Universe and Gravitational Physics. The appointees will be expected to work closely with members of the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will be required to develop a personal research programme in theoretical cosmology (which may include numerical modelling and/or data analysis), interacting with faculty members. The candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability to manage their own academic research and administrative activities which may involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. The candidate will take part in the academic life of BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department, and in particular attending and taking part in seminars, colloquia and journal clubs. Candidates should have experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations and be able to contribute new ideas for research projects and research income generation.

Applicants should possess, or close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in Physics or Astrophysics.

Previous experience in the field of Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, Early Universe or Gravitational Physics will be an advantage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

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