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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

£30,229 - £33, 659 per annum (grade 4)
Closing date: 
Mon, 30/08/2010

Applicants are invited for the position of postdoctoral research assistant to work with Prof. J. Lidsey, Prof. R. Tavakol, and Dr. K. Malik in the area of theoretical cosmology. The applicant will work in particular on aspects of the inflationary paradigm and cosmological perturbation theory. Experience in the cosmology of the early universe and/or solving the field equations (analytically or numerically) would be an advantage.

The Astronomy Unit at Queen Mary has active research groups in cosmology, space plasma physics, solar and stellar physics, planetary formation, solar system dynamics, and galaxies, covering both observation and theory. The Unit has access to major excellent local computational facilities, including a new cluster of 800 computational cores, bench-marked at 4.5 Teraflops.
This full time, 3 year fixed term position is available to start ideally on 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible with a salary range of £30,229 - £33,659 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for further information are encouraged. These may be addressed to Dr. Malik on Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5462 or email:

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Further details and the application form can be found below.

Completed application forms and a CV, including publication list and a research statement should be returned, preferably by post, quoting the reference number 10296/SP to Recruiting Officer, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically, to

The closing date for applications is 30th August 2010 at 5pm. 

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