Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cosmological Simulations

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £40,323 per annum
Monday, 23 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323 per annum
Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date: 05/04/2020
Ref No: 2947
Documents: 2947 JD Post Doc Research Assistant.docx.pdf (PDF, 368.41kb)

Applications are invited for a short-term Postdoctoral Research position in computational galaxy formation, to work with Dr. Robert Crain in the Computational Galaxy Formation and Cosmology group at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University.

The goal of the proposed research is to pursue research in extragalactic astrophysics based primarily on the use of cosmological simulations of the evolution of galaxies and their gaseous environments. You will have experience of analysing state-of-the-art cosmological simulations, either using raw simulation outputs or publicly-available SQL databases. Candidates with an interest in the regulation of galaxy formation by energetic feedback processes, and the interaction of galaxies with their gaseous environments, are particularly encouraged to apply.

You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date. The position is offered for up to 6 months. The nominal start date is May 1st 2020, but earlier start dates are possible.

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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