Research Fellow (Galaxy Evolution) - ME1212
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, £30,122 - £35,938 per annum, Fixed Term: 4 years, Start: 1 September 2013

The University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on galaxy evolution in the framework of the European Research Council funded project “SEDmorph”. The successful applicant will be funded for 4 years to work with the PI of this ERC project, Dr Vivienne Wild, in St Andrews' Astronomy Group in Scotland. The research project involves the combined analysis of spectral energy distributions and morphologies of galaxies in both spectroscopic and multi-wavelength galaxy surveys, from low to high redshift, alongside systematic comparisons to statistical galaxy evolution and merger simulations. More details about the project are available at http://www-star.st-and.ac.uk/~vw8/SEDmorph/welcome.html   

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 large astronomical datasets and/or the development and analysis of models of galaxy formation and evolution. The position will involve collaboration with researchers in Germany, Finland and Australia. 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 40% of the astronomy staff members being women. For more information about the Astronomy group, see http://star-www.st-and.ac.uk/astronomy.   

Applications should include a 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. We encourage applicants to apply online at https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.  

The duration of the position will be for 4 years from 1st September 2013 until 31st October 2017, although an earlier starting date is also possible.

Ref No: ME1212

Closing Date: 15 January 2013

Further Particulars
ME1212AR FPs.doc

School of Physics & Astronomy
£30,122 - £35,938 per annum
Fixed Term: 4 years
Start: 1 September 2013