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Research Associate - Cosmology from the Dark Energy Survey
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-09319

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/01/2017

Salary: £31,076 to £38,183 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: ZZ Do not use Astro Physics

Hours Per Week: Full time or part time negotiable

Contract Duration: 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2020

School / Directorate: School of Physics & Astronomy

This is an opportunity for a researcher who is an expert in cosmology to work with our team to exploit the Dark Energy Survey data at this exciting time, with an emphasis on weak gravitational lensing.

Knowledge and experience of some aspect of theoretical cosmology and/or cosmological data analysis is essential.

You must also hold or be about to obtain a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. You will have a demonstrable track record in communicating your research in both written and oral form, with excellent communication skills. Scientific programming skills are also essential.

This position is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant. Full time or part time hours are negotiable. The appointment is available from April 2017 for a period of three years subject to probation.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Sarah Bridle, Professor of Astrophysics


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Thursday 8 December 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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