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Research Fellow in Inflationary Cosmology

6 Mar 2017, 11:24 UTC
Research Fellow in Inflationary Cosmology

University of Portsmouth
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Research Fellow in Inflationary Cosmology

Employment type:  Fixed term for 3 years
Employment basis:  Full time
Salary: £33,943 – £37,075 per annum          
Post number: ZZ602535
Date published: 03 March 2017
Closing date: 02 April 2017
Interview date: Interviews will be scheduled between 10 – 13 April 2017
The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint an STFC-funded Research Fellow in inflationary cosmology. The successful applicant will work as part of a team at the ICG and will undertake individual, and collaborative research supporting an STFC project investigating models of inflation and the origin of primordial density perturbations. A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. This post is for three years, with an anticipated start date of 1 October 2017.
The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 24 postdoctoral researchers and over 25 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synpotic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3702-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
For informal enquiries about this role please contact david.wands@port.ac.uk.
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) should be submitted via the online application system at https://tinyurl.com/j5ynalw by the closing date.  Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-admin@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date. It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s online application system.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The ICG and the University of Portsmouth both hold an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.
For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ602535 – Research Fellow in Inflationary Cosmology

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