Research Fellow - AR1891ML
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, Salary: 32,004 - £38,183 per annum, pro rata, Start Date: April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed Term: April 2017 until the end of the grant 31 January 2018
Applications are invited for an active researcher in the area of the morphological decomposition of galaxies to study the evolution with redshift of morphological properties of galaxies. The successful candidate should have experience in the field of galaxy evolution, the development and application of Bayesian Monte Carlo methods to measure galaxy morpholgy and the interpretation of large astronomical datasets.
You will be expected to play a leading role in measuring the bulge-to-disk ratio of galaxies in both the local and distant Universe, and interpreting the results in terms galaxy evolution. The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment.

The SEDmorph research group has exclusive access to a 384 core cluster. Astrophysics research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in extra-solar planets, star formation, active galactic nuclei, galaxy evolution and cosmology. You should have a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics with experience in Bayesian Monte Carlo methods to measure the morphology of galaxies.

Starting early April 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be until the conclusion of the grant on 31 January 2018, and is in collaboration with Dr Vivienne Wild funded by an ERC starting grant.

Informal enquiries to Vivienne Wild, E-mail: vw8@st-andrews.ac.uk.  More details about the SEDmorph project are available at:

Candidates should send a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interest. Referees will be contacted automatically by the University after an application has been received.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
The School of Physics and Astronomy 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. 

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Closing Date:  31 March 2017

Further Particulars:  AR1891ML FPs.doc

School of Physics and Astronomy
Salary:  32,004 - £38,183 per annum, pro rata
Start Date:  April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term: April 2017 until the end of the grant 31 January 2018