Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Cosmology

University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

United Kingdom

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in cosmology at the University of Cambridge. This ERC-funded position will be based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge.

Candidates should be qualified to undertake research in the areas of CMB, large-scale structure, cosmological tests of fundamental physics, or other areas of cosmology. While the main criterion is research excellence and strong researchers in any area of cosmology will be seriously considered, candidates interested in working on CMB gravitational lensing, CMB polarization, large-scale structure or combined probes with Dr Blake Sherwin (and potentially the ACT, POLARBEAR, Simons Observatory, and/or CMB-S4 collaborations) may be of particular interest.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate broadly with Cambridge faculty members and researchers within the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and other relevant groups. The start date is flexible and can be at any point in 2021

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Physics, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Astronomy or a closely related area prior to their appointment (or will receive such a PhD soon after their appointment), and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research.

Appointment will be made at Postdoctoral Research Associate level, or, for an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, at Senior Research Associate level.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position. In the case of an appointment being made at Senior Research Associate level, additional duties would include managing research budgets and programmes and identifying sources of funding.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be made by contacting LE23884@maths.cam.ac.uk

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement (up to 3 pages), and the contact details of at least two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees supply references by the closing date and are made aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Please quote reference LE23884 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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