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Research Fellow (Galaxy Evolution) – AR2466MR
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, Salary: £33,797 - £36,914 per annum, Fixed Term: 2 years, Start: 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
The Astronomy Group at the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on galaxy evolution with Dr Vivienne Wild to start September 2021. The project will include aspects of preparation for, and analysis of data from, the forthcoming VLT/MOONS extragalactic survey.

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in astronomy with relevant experience in the field of galaxy evolution, including the analysis and interpretation of spectroscopic datasets. The position will involve collaboration with researchers across Europe and Chile in the MOONS guaranteed time team. The position includes funding for travel and priority access to a computer cluster.

The School of Physics & Astronomy of the University of St Andrews offers a vibrant and interactive working environment, with a high proportion of women. For more information about the Astronomy group, see https://astronomy.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications should include a 2-page CV, publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. This should include a summary of past research achievements and statement of future plans. Details of two referees should be provided and letters of reference will be requested following long-listing.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

The School of Physics and Astronomy has achieved Champion status, in the Institute of Physics's Project Juno initiative, which recognises and rewards action to address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities and to embed better working practices for all staff.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interviews will be held early February 2021

Please quote ref: AR2466MR

Closing Date: 20 January 2021

Further Particulars: AR2466MR FPs.doc

School of Physics and Astronomy
Salary: £33,797 - £36,914 per annum
Fixed Term: 2 years
Start: 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter