Durham University is one of the UK's leading centres for astronomical
research with world-class groups working in a wide range of fields
covering the observational, theoretical and instrumentation aspects of
Postdoctoral positions in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology
We invite applications for postdoctoral positions within the broad area of
extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at Durham
University. We currently have several open postdoctoral positions
over 2-3 years, including:
Near-field cosmology; Dark matter; Galactic dynamics; cosmological
simulations. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust/ERC/Royal Society. Contact
Dr. Alis Deason and/or Prof. Carlos Frenk for more details.
Large-scale structure and the galaxy-halo connection; cosmological
simulations; the role of galaxy formation in the interpretation of
cosmological surveys. Funded by the UK Research & Innovation Future
Leaders Fellowship. Contact Dr. Sownak Bose for more details.
Formation and evolution of dwarf galaxies using cosmological
hydrodynamical simulations, dark matter, near-field cosmology. Funded
by the UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship. Contact
Dr. Azadeh Fattahi-Savadjani for more details.
Quasars and AGN: evolution, properties, and role in galaxy formation
utilising the DESI quasar optical survey and the 4MOST X-ray and
infrared AGN survey. Funded by the STFC. Contact Prof. David Alexander for more details.
We also anticipate other positions becoming available before the
application deadline. Please submit all application documents to the
Academic Jobs Online website:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19929. To ensure full
consideration complete applications, including references, need to be
received by 6th December 2021.
There are 28 academic staff across the combined astronomy groups, with over
100 postdocs, postgraduate students and support and technical staff involved
in astronomy research. The Durham Astronomy Research Cluster hosts the following groups:
In November 2016, the three main astronomy groups in the Department of Physics, the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Institute for Computational Cosmology, moved into the brand new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics building, designed by the world renowned Studio Daniel Libeskind.