Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Inflationary Cosmology

University of London

Department: School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Salary: £37,348 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL32898
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15 June 2023
Closing date: 30 June 2023

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About the Role

The position is based in the Cosmology and Relativity group within the Astronomy Unit (AU) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. The Cosmology and Relativity group currently hosts 7 permanent academics, 9 postdoctoral researchers and around 10 PhD students, with interests spanning large-scale structure, radio cosmology, modified gravity, gravitational wave cosmology, and the early universe.

The position is to undertake research in inflationary cosmology under the supervision of Dr David Mulryne.

About You

Candidates should have a PhD, or have submitted their thesis by the time the job commences, in the area of inflation, or related areas of theoretical cosmology or hold an equivalent qualification or experience.

About the School

The School is made of two departments, Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry. The School maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields. The School hosts world-class research centres across a range of areas in Astronomy, Experimental Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter & Materials Science, Functional Materials & Nanoscience, Physical & Computational Chemistry and Synthesis ad catalysis. The School has recently seen refurbishment to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students. The School has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile end Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year, with start date as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4, at £37,348 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr David Mulryne at [email protected]  or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7046.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

Applicants should include a CV, publication list, and statement of past and current research.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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