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Research Fellow

Astronomy Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,132 to £34,565
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:   Friday 31 January 2014
Reference:  331713WF

Three Research Fellow positions funded by the European Research Council (ERC) are available in the Astronomy group at the University of Southampton from 1 June 2014. The researcher will work with Dr. Mark Sullivan using observational data from a wide range of facilities on the topics of supernova observations, supernova physics, supernova modelling, and/or supernova cosmology. Previous experience in these or closely related fields is desirable.

Appointments will be initially for 2 years commencing as soon as possible after 1 June 2014 (the start date is negotiable), but are extendable for a total duration of five years. A benefits package and generous research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

The Astronomy group is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton, which is currently ranked as a world top-30 Physics department. We are part of the larger Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering, which brings together fundamental research with one of the UK's largest and strongest computer science departments. We are also part of the new STAG (Southampton Theory, Astronomy and Gravity) research institute, which combines researchers across Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, and SEPNET, a consortium of universities in the South East region of England for advancing and protecting Physics. The Astronomy group has a strong record of research grant funding (eg from the European Research Council, STFC, NERC, the Royal Society and including Marie Curie and ESO fellowships), and has twelve permanent academic staff, seven research staff and approximately twenty PhD students.

For further informal enquiries please contact Dr Mark Sullivan (

Apply online at, quoting reference 331713WF, including a CV, publication list, and statement of research
interests. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent (preferably by e-mail) to Ms Nicky Brooks ( quoting reference 331713WF.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31st January 2014. Please quote reference 331713WF in all communications.


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