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PDRA in Photometric Redshifts for Euclid   (Astrophysics)

The Department of Physics invites applications for a 10 month postdoctoral position in photometric redshift work towards Euclid. The PDRA will work on developing Gaussian Processes as an alternative to traditional neural network techniques. The PDRA will then apply the knowledge of the requisite training sets in such work to define future dedicated observations to enable Euclid to reach the photometric redshift accuracy required.

Candidates will be expected to collaborate with faculty members Prof Matt Jarvis and Prof Lance Miller, and with the Engineering Science team led by Prof Steve Roberts. The appointment is for 10 months commencing in May 2014.

The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics and should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach. Salary will be in the range 29,837 - 36,661 per annum. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

University jobs website


Only applications received by midday on Friday 25 April 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and list of publications, and the names and addresses of three referees as part of your online application. In addition, candidates should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent to recruitment@astro.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. Applications are acknowledged but not referee letters. For further enquiries contact Prof. Matt Jarvis (matt.jarvis@astro.ox.ac.uk).

Please also look at the Further Particulars.

Application Deadline: 25 April 2014



Postdoctoral Fellow in Radio Transients   (Astrophysics)

We invite applications for a PDRA in radio astronomy, with a specific focus on radio variables & transients. You will work jointly with Prof Rob Fender at Oxford & Prof Patrick Woudt at Cape Town on developing real-time commensal transient search modes for phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), using the MeerKAT telescope as a test bed. You will join Prof Fender's ERC-funded 4 PI SKY project team, placing you at the heart of Radio Transients programmes with LOFAR, MeerKAT, and planning for the SKA. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will work approx 50% on technical development & testing of commensal modes, and approx 50% on science exploitation.

The appointment is for approximately 18 months, commencing as soon as possible and with an end date of 30 June 2016, based in Oxford Astrophysics. You will have/be about to receive a PhD/DPhil in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics and a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. You will have the opportunity to teach. Salary will be within the range 29,837-36,661 depending on qualifications & experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel & other expenses will be provided.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

University jobs website

Only applications received by midday on Friday 16 May 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV, & list of publications, and details of three referees as part of your online application. Candidates should also arrange for their reference letters to be sent to recruitment@astro.ox.ac.uk by the closing date. For further enquiries contact Prof Fender, Rob.Fender@astro.ox.ac.uk.

Please also look at the Further Particulars.

Application Deadline: 16 May 2014



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