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3 postdocs at QMUL

Posted: January 15 2020
by Chris Clarkson
The Cosmology & Relativity Group at Queen Mary University of London invites applications for three STFC funded postdoctoral positions in theoretical and observational cosmology. These are:

1. Statistical detection of the 21cm signal from Cosmic Dawn/Epoch of Reionisation. This position is focused on the development of innovative statistical data analysis and/or simulation tools for the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), and using them to constrain the 21cm power spectrum at high redshift. Several seasons of data from HERA are already available, with much more on the way - with Phil Bull ([Log in to view email]).
closing date: 7th February 2020
job refence: QMUL21176
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2. Detecting relativistic effects in large scale structure and the bispectrum. This project will develop theoretical tools, predictions and/or N-body simulations preparing the way for the first detection of relativistic effects in large-scale structure - with Chris Clarkson ([Log in to view email]), Phil Bull and Timothy Clifton.
closing date: 28th February 2020
job refence: QMUL21204
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3. Testing and constraining dark energy and modified gravity with non-linear structures in cosmology. This project will develop new theoretical frameworks for investigating the effects of alternative theories in the non-linear regime of structure formation - with Timothy Clifton ([Log in to view email]) and Alkistis Pourtsidou([Log in to view email]).
closing date: 28th February 2020
job refence: QMUL21213
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A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The posts are for three years, starting in September 2020 (or other date by agreement).
The Cosmology and Relativity Group is part of the Astronomy Unit at QMUL consisting of 8 permanent staff members (Tessa Baker, Phil Bull, Chris Clarkson, Tim Clifton, Karim Malik, David Mulryne, Alkistis Pourtsidou and Will Sutherland), together with ~7 postdocs and ~10 PhD students, with an active international visitors programme. The vibrant group has diverse research interests spanning large-scale structure and radio cosmology, inflation and the early universe, advanced perturbation theory, and modified gravity. Group members play key roles in many international experiments, including the Square Kilometre Array, Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), Euclid, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The Astronomy Unit has access to excellent local computational facilities, including an HPC cluster with 5000 cores, and a Tier2 GridPP cluster with more than 5PB of storage and 2000 cores. Projects 1 & 2 will be in close collaboration with researchers in South Africa, at the Centre for Radio Cosmology at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, and successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend significant periods of their fellowship there.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. QMUL holds the Athena SWAN Silver award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds Juno Champion status from the Institute of Physics which shows our commitment to promoting an inclusive working environment.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research statement) 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 Jazmina Vaca Ortiz ([Log in to view email]) to arrive by the same date. Please feel free to contact any of the project leaders for further information.