Research fellow in Cosmology




Portsmouth U., ICG


Kazuya Koyama

Closing Date:


Deadline: January 9th, 2022


University of Portsmouth
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation
Research Fellow in Cosmology
Employment type: Fixed-term (until 30 September 2025)
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £36,382 – £39,739 per annum
Post number: ZZ005075-1
Date published: 10 December 2021
Closing date: 09 January 2022
Interview date: 17 & 18 January 2022
Start date: 01 October 2022

The University of Portsmouth is an ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.
The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology. The researcher will work on a project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) on mocking the Universe in beyond Lambda-CDM cosmologies with particular focus on developing cosmological tests of gravity for Euclid and the Vera Rubin Observatory.

The ICG consists of 17 academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 30 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth has major involvement in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Vera Rubin Observatory, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), ESA’s Euclid satellite mission, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and other international collaborations. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at http://www.icg.port.ac.uk/
Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted by the closing date via the online application system at https://port.engageats.co.uk. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent by email to icg-recruitment@port.ac.uk, to arrive by the same date. We expect the fellowship to start 01 October 2022 or as close to that date as feasible.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants. Applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups in the physical sciences. We are pleased to consider applications from candidates wishing to work part-time, job-share or who wish to work flexibly. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN Bronze awards, and the University is a member of the Race Equality Charter with a Bronze award. We are committed to developing organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for all.

Informal enquires are welcomed by Prof. Kazuya Koyama, email Kazuya.Koyama@port.ac.uk.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa, and meets the minimum salary requirements to obtain the minimum points requirement.
For more about us: Working at Portsmouth
For detailed information about the vacancy: ZZ005075-1 – Research Fellow in Cosmology.docx

Contact: Kazuya Koyama

Letters of Reference should be sent to: Kazuya.Koyama@port.ac.uk