Postdoctoral Research Assistant in B-mode science with the Simons Observatory
Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble ROad, Oxford
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow in B-mode science with the
The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months.
The post holder will work with Professor David Alonso as a member of the
Simons Observatory, in its quest to detect primordial gravitational waves from
the large-scale B-mode polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background. The
work will target the analysis of the first data from the Simons Observatory,
developing methods to obtain reliable “science-ready” data products and
component separation methods, and using them to obtain early B-mode
constraints from SO. In addition to this, the successful candidate will be
encouraged to develop an independent research programme in cosmology and
astrophysics, and to work closely with other members of the Beecroft Institute
for Particle Astrophysics (BIPAC) at Oxford.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Simons Observatory, within
the B-modes working group. The work will be carried out in close collaboration
with other groups within SO, and will involve the development of robust data
analysis pipelines able to process CMB polarisation maps and extract reliable
constraints on primordial tensor fluctuations. Good programming and time
management skills, as well as a keen attention to detail will be required. In
addition to this, the candidate will be able to develop a personal research
programme in observational cosmology, interacting with other faculty members
fellows in the group. The candidate will take part in the academic life of
BIPAC and the astrophysics group at the Physics Department.
Candidates should have experience working in a collaboration, contributing to
publications and scientific presentations, and be able to contribute new ideas
for research projects.
Applicants should possess, or close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a
related field and ideally a strong background in Astrophysics, and good coding
Previous experience in the field of Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics,
Early Universe or Gravitational Physics will be an advantage.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach if desired.
Please direct enquiries about the role to email@example.com
Only applications received before midday Friday 28 November 2022 can be
considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and
details of two referees as part of your online application. Your referees
should be asked to send their letters, before the application deadline, to
Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 160215
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-Nov-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email :
Salary (£) : Grade 7: £33,309 -£40,927 per annum