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Research Fellow

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,982 to £35,609 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 2 years
Closing Date:   Friday 30 September 2016
Reference:  761016F7

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in radio astronomy, to work on LOFAR and X-ray studies of AGN feedback in galaxy groups and clusters. You will work with Dr Judith Croston on new LOFAR observations of radio-loud AGN within the LOFAR Extragalactic Surveys Key Science Project, combining these with the results of new and archival X-ray studies.

You will have a PhD in astrophysics, with experience in radio interferometric data analysis, ideally at low frequencies. Previous experience in the area of radio-loud AGN physics and feedback and/or galaxy cluster physics, and/or some familiarity with X-ray astronomy data, would also be advantageous.

This position is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for 2 years, and available from October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Judith Croston (

Please include a CV and statement of research interests.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above.

References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting.

If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 761016F7 on all correspondence.  

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