Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Cosmology

School/department: School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences / Department of Physics and Astronomy   
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 30 months, with possible extension subject to funding
Reference: 1893
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Closing date:  31 May 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 October 2017

Job description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in the field of computational cosmology to work with Dr. Ilian Iliev. We are seeking a talented and creative simulator with demonstrated outstanding intellectual contributions to research at doctoral or post-doctoral level, to contribute to our research programme.

Experience in radiative transfer and hydrodynamics simulations, parallel computing, databases and statistics are highly desirable. Particular research areas of interest include the physics of reionization, galaxy and large-scale structure formation, astrophysical gas dynamics, radiative transfer and feedback.

We are closely involved with the LOFAR Epoch of Reionization Key Science Project and the SKA Epoch of Reionization project. The candidate will also be expected to assist in the supervision of Doctoral students in the group, and there are opportunities for broader interaction within the Astronomy Centre and Theoretical Particle Physics group.

Informal enquiries relating to this post may be addressed to Dr. Ilian Iliev (  The Astronomy Centre web-pages can be found at     

Sussex provides an intellectually outstanding and supportive working environment. Thomson Scientific recently ranked the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sussex top in the UK for its research impact. 

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How to apply

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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