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Research Fellow in Supernova Astrophysics

11 Jan 2019, 09:06 UTC
Research Fellow in Supernova Astrophysics

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in supernova astrophysics. The researcher will work with Prof. Bob Nichol on a variety of supernova projects based on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), 4MOST (TiDES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Experience with photometric supernova classification and selection is desirable.
A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for three years, starting on 1st September 2019.
The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and DES, and recently the LSST, with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including LIGO, 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 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for women and men.
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system 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.
To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit https://port.engageats.co.uk and apply on-line.
All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Prof Bob Nichol, email bob.nichol@port.ac.uk
Employment type:          Fixed-term (3 years)
Employment basis:         Full time
Salary:                              £34,520 to £37,706
Position number:            xxxxx
Closing date:                   11th February 2019
Start date:                        1st September 2019 or as soon as thereafter
Interview dates will be : 14th February 2019

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