Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galaxy Formation Simulation

Durham, United Kingdom
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galaxy Formation Simulation. This is a full time position to work for 7 months on projects related to development of the EAGLE hydrodynamical simulation code to enable higher resolution cosmological simulations that begin to probe the multiphase nature of the star forming inter-stellar medium. The post holder will work with Professors Richard Bower, Tom Theuns and other members of the ICC under the directorship of Professor Carlos Frenk.

The candidate will be expected to display the initiative and creativity, together with the appropriate skills and knowledge, required to lead the research using cosmological hydro-dynamical simulations of galaxy formation to gain understanding of the main processes of galaxy formation and key observational signatures that can be used to distinguish between models.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a broad range of knowledge and skills appropriate to the project goals, including experience of parallel programming and analysing EAGLE or similar cosmological hydrodynamic simulations.

The successful applicant will be expected to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team. It is expected that the successful applicant will enhance the international contacts of the group through the presentation of work at international conferences and will aid in the supervision of graduate students within the group.

This post is fixed term for 7 months. The funding is available from a research grant for this fixed period only. Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st September.

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