Faculty of Technology
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Senior Research Associate x 2
Employment type: Fixed-term (4 months)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £30,942 – £34,804 per annum
Post number: ZZ006000
Date published: 14 November 2019
Closing date: 25 November 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 02 December 2019
Start date: 1st April 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
We are seeking a fixed-term postdoctoral researcher to work on research and innovation projects supervised by academic and research staff in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out high quality research in cosmology, astrophysics and/or gravitation. The candidate should have completed or submitted a PhD in a relevant subject area before taking up the role.
The ICG consists of 16 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral researchers and over 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) science collaboration, with involvement in several 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 SCIAMA supercomputer including a new upgrade with 896 cores and 8.4 TB distributed memory. More information can be found 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 2-page research proposal) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. We expect the role to start 1st April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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.
Please note that this job does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa and therefore unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.
It may be possible to apply for this role under the Secondment Policy . If you wish to apply as a secondee, you must have approval of your line manager in advance of submitting your application form. Please confirm in your application that your line manager has approved this.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.
For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ006000 – Senior Research Associate x 2.docx