Postdoc position in extragalactic astrophysics, University of Birmingham



Postdoc position in extragalactic astrophysics, University of Birmingham


The Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a postdoctoral position in extragalactic astrophysics. The successful candidate will complement and expand existing research activities within the extragalactic group. Applications are particularly encouraged within the areas of galaxy formation and evolution, gravitational lensing, and the epoch of

Observational studies of galaxy evolution at the University of Birmingham focus on the role of environment, and exploit multi-wavelength surveys such as GOGREEN (a Gemini Large spectroscopic survey of high redshift galaxy groups and clusters), GEEC/GEEC2, LoCuSS and XXL. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a major contribution to these and other surveys. Candidates interested in numerical extragalactic astrophysics, and future exploitation of facilities including Euclid and LSST are also encouraged to apply.

Funding for this position is expected to begin on April 1, 2016, with preferred start date as soon as possible after this. The appointment will be made for three years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Sean McGee ( Information about the Astrophysics and Space Research Group is available <>

To apply, applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list and brief statement of research interests to In addition, applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the the same email address (

The closing date for applications and reference letters is March 1, 2016.