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Lectureship in Cosmology or Observational Cosmology - QMUL10579

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £44,815 - £54,367 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL10579
Date posted: 06-Feb-2017
Closing date: 15-Mar-2017

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Queen Mary University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in many ground-breaking fields. Research in the School is internationally excellent, with academic and research staff and students working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

The School is seeking to make a permanent appointment at Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor level) in the area of Cosmology within the Astronomy Unit (AU). The Astronomy Unit’s major activities cover cosmology, extrasolar planets, planetary formation and dynamics, space and solar plasma physics, and survey astronomy. Research in the AU is supported by access to high quality computing resources in the form of local HPC facilities.

The successful candidate will already have shown outstanding research achievements consistent with their current career point. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven record of research in observational cosmology, with a leading role in current and future space-missions and/or ground based surveys, and demonstrated some expertise in data analysis. We aim to appoint someone whose research will complement and enhance the existing theoretical research activities of the cosmology group at QMUL, which include making predictions from early Universe models for comparison with observations, and developing tests of General Relativity for the upcoming surveys that will be conducted by Euclid, the SKA, the LSST and other experiments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching within the school in the form of lectures, tutorials, and undergraduate and PhD student project supervision.

The Lectureship is full-time and indefinite, subject to satisfactory performance during a 36-month probationary period. Starting salary will be in the range £44,815 - £54,367 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Candidates are requested to provide an up-to-date publication list, a statement of research plans and the contact details of three academic referees, included as part of the Curriculum Vitae that is uploaded during the on-line application process.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Karim Malik at or on +44 20 7882 3422.

General information about the School can be found at and about the Astronomy Unit at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th March 2017.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women
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