Research Fellow in Theoretical and Numerical Astrophysics Ref 0562

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Department of Physics and Astronomy
Full-time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 24 months, with possible extension subject to funding
Reference: 0562
Placed on: 24 January 2019
Salary: Starting at £33,199 (or higher, depending on prior experience) and rising to £39,609 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: 18 March 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 02 April 2019
Expected start date: 01 October 2019 or earlier

Job description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in the field of theoretical and numerical astrophysics to work with Dr. Anastasia Fialkov.

Post-holders will be expected to work on topics aligned with the project “Traces of Primordial Star Formation in the 21-cm Signal” funded by the Royal Society including star/galaxy formation during cosmic dawn and reionization, the role of dark matter.

The successful applicant should have expertise in hydrodynamical simulations of star and/or galaxy formation. Experience with parallel computing, databases and statistics are highly desirable.

Please include a research statement (past achievements, current and future research plans, max. 5 pages) and publication list in your application and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Please include a research statement (past achievements and research interests) in your application and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to 

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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