Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Astrophysics group at the University of Exeter. The successful candidate will be expected to work with Dr Clare Dobbs on an ERC funded project studying molecular cloud formation and evolution, and star formation on galactic scales. This position will involve working on molecular clouds and the interstellar medium, with an emphasis on bridging the gap between numerical simulations and observations. The work carried out by the candidate will include producing synthetic maps of observed tracers from numerical simulations, and comparing these to observations.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD by commencement of the position. Applicants should have experience in the fields of the interstellar medium and / or star formation, but this can be from a theoretical, numerical, or observational background.
The University of Exeter Astrophysics group has a strong emphasis on star formation, with both theorists and observers working on star formation and molecular clouds. The University has a supercomputer which is available for members of the astrophysics group, and Exeter is part of the DiRAC high performance computing consortium in the UK.
The position will be for 3 years, starting in the fall of 2013. The salary will be in the range £24,520 to £31,020 depending on qualifications and experience. There are also funds for travel and computing.
Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, and a statement of research including future research plans, to email@example.com by 15th December 2012. Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent by email to the same address by the same date.