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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL10783

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £32,405 - £36,064 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL10783
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Feb-2017
Closing date: 15-Mar-2017

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Applications are invited for the position of postdoctoral research assistant to work in Cosmology on the STFC-funded project “Testing General Relativity with Large-Scale Structures in Cosmology”. Staff in the Astronomy Unit working on this project are Dr Chris Clarkson, Dr Timothy Clifton and Dr Karim Malik.

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, with academic and research staff and students working in Particle Physics, Astronomy, Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter Physics.

Post Information and Requirements

The Astronomy Unit at Queen Mary University of London has active research groups in cosmology, space plasma physics, solar and stellar physics, planetary formation, solar system dynamics, and galaxies, covering both observation and theory. The Unit has access to excellent local computational facilities, including a new cluster of 800 computational cores bench-marked at 4.5 Teraflops.

This position will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to become part of an active research team focused on theoretical cosmology. The position is full-time and fixed-term for a period of 3 years starting at any time on or after the 1st September 2017. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,405 - £36,064 per annum 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.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Chris Clarkson at

General information about the School can be found at and about the Astronomy Unit can be found at Further details and an application form can be found at

To apply, please click on 'Apply Online' below. Enquiries on the application procedures can be addressed to Ms. J. Vaca Ortiz

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 March 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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