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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Theoretical Physics


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Astro and Plasma Physics

Grade 7: 29,837 36,661 pa
Fixed term for minimum of 18 months

Applications are invited for STFC and ERC funded postdoctoral position.

The position is available from 01 July 2014 although later commencement will be negotiable.

The post will be for a minimum fixed term of 18 months. This is a career development post funded by a research grant, with possible extension to grant end date 31 March 2018.

The postholder will be based in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.

They will be expected to carry out the research program specified by the joint STFC and ERC grant Exploitation of surveys of our Galaxy: developing dynamical models of our Galaxy, predicting from them the results of surveys of our Galaxy, and drawing inferences about the structure and history of the Galaxy by comparing predictions with data.

Initially the data employed will come from ground-based surveys, but a major goal is to prepare for data arriving from ESAs Cornerstone Mission Gaia, launched in December 2013.

Interested candidates should possess (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in physics, mathematics or a related field, experience of scientific computing and an interest in Bayesian inference, and have produced high-quality scientific research.

They should demonstrate the capacity for independent work.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Professor Binney
j [dot] binney1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Only applications received before midday (UK time) 12 May 2014 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a CV and list of publications, statement of research interests, and details of three referees who should be asked to email letters of recommendation by the closing date to
tpr [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

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Only applications received before midday (UK time) 12 May 2014 can be considered.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 12 May 2014


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