Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Astrophysics

Bristol, United Kingdom
Grade J (£37,345-42,036), Grade K (£43,267-48,677), Grade L (£51,630-58089)
10 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Physics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary Grade J (£37,345-42,036), Grade K (£43,267-48,677), Grade L (£51,630-58089)
Closing date for applications 14-Apr-2019

The University of Bristol seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent academic appointment within the Astrophysics theme in the School of Physics.

The successful candidate will carry out world-class research which exploits state-of-the-art observing facilities preferably through involvement in, or leadership of, major international astrophysical research collaborations, and/or computational modelling of astrophysical phenomena. You will enhance and broaden the group’s programme of research. This currently focusses on observational studies of galaxy and cluster evolution; the fueling of AGN and their interaction with the surrounding environment; the evolution of (exo)planetary systems; and with a growing interest in the use of Data Science techniques to maximize the usefulness of large astrophysical data sets.

For the observational side, we particularly encourage applicants with significant plans to exploit new and near-future world-leading observing facilites including - but not limited to - ALMA, JWST, SKA (and precursors), LSST, Euclid, MOONS, 4MOST, The Simons Observatory. Applications from excellent candidates with different areas of expertise and interest are also very welcome.

Applicants should possess a strong publication record and demonstrate scientific influence and leadership in international collaborations.

The University seeks applicants with a strong commitment to all aspects of the academic mission, including research, teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, securing grant funding, outreach and knowledge transfer activities, and academic leadership and coordination.

We wish to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and especially encourage applications from women and other groups that are under-represented in academic positions in our field.

We encourage informal enquiries about this position, via Professor Malcolm Bremer, Head of Astrophysics (

Further details of the Astrophysics theme’s current and future activities can be found at

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on the 14th April 2019. 

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.