Postdoc in cosmology

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology at the University of Cape Town, funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. Cape Town is a rapidly growing centre for cosmological research, driven in part by the huge investment by South Africa in the Square Kilometre Array project. The Cosmology Group at the University of Cape Town is part of the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, consisting of 20 academic staff members with research interests ranging from extragalactic astronomy to quantum gravity ( ).

The researcher will work with Chris Clarkson on topics in relativistic cosmology including gravitational lensing, perturbation theory and tests of modified gravity, though candidates with other interests will also be considered.

The position is for 2 years starting any time in 2015. Please email a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent to chris [dot] clarkson [at] uct [dot] ac [dot] za by 6 Feb 2015. (Please note that applicants should have obtained their PhD degree within the last five years at the time of starting the position.)