Astronomy

Astronomy at Durham

Durham Astronomy Research Cluster

Durham University is one of the UK's leading centres for astronomical research with world-class groups working in a wide range of fields covering the observational, theoretical and instrumentation aspects of astronomy.

Postdoctoral positions in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology
We invite applications for postdoctoral positions within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at Durham University. We currently have several open postdoctoral positions, including:
Galactic Astronomy / Near-Field cosmology [STFC/Leverhulme Trust funded] The successful candidate will use observational data and/or cosmological simulations to study the Milky Way halo. Contact Dr. Alis Deason for more details.

Dark matter; galaxy formation; Galactic dynamics; cosmological simulations; strong gravitational lensing. Funded by the ERC. Contact Prof. Carlos Frenk.
We also anticipate other positions becoming available before the application deadline. Please submit all application documents to the Academic Jobs Online website. To ensure full consideration complete applications, including references, need to be received by 14th December 2020.

Durham is ranked joint sixth globally for the number of highly cited researchers in Space Science (which covers research into astronomy and astrophysics), according to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list.


There are 28 academic staff across the combined astronomy groups, with over 100 postdocs, postgraduate students and support and technical staff involved in astronomy research. The Durham Astronomy Research Cluster hosts the following groups:
In November 2016, the three main astronomy groups in the Department of Physics, the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Institute for Computational Cosmology, moved into the brand new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics building, designed by the world renowned Studio Daniel Libeskind.

Contact Details

Department of Physics,
Durham University,
South Road,
Durham DH1 3LE
 
Tel: 44 (0)191 3343635