The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in star and planet formation. The applicant is expected to work with Prof. Paola Caselli (and a team funded by the European Research Council) to study star and planet formation, from the earliest phases of pre-stellar cores to the formation of protoplanetary disks. The overall aim of the project is to merge theoretical astrochemical, magneto-hydrodynamical and radiative transfer models, and constrain them by detailed observations. Researchers with experience in star and planet formation theory and/or observations are encouraged to apply.
Leeds has a very active research group in star and planet formation, also including Profs. Falle, Hartquist, Hoare, Oudmaijer and Drs. Lumsden and Pittard. Leeds has recently invested in a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster (475 quad-core - i.e. 1900 cores - 2.8 GHz Intel Nehalem CPUs with 6 GB RAM per CPU). The University's membership in the White Rose Grid and its status in a National Grid Node ensure continued cost effective and high quality support. The investment in infrastructure has also made it possible for Leeds to host one of the UKMHD clusters recently funded under the STFC HPC initiative, which will make around another 2000 cores available.
Salaries and duration of appointments (2+1 years, up to a maximum of 5 years) will be commensurate with experience. Applications should consist of a CV, a brief description of past/current research and a list of publications. The application, as well as three letters of reference (sent directly by the referees), should be sent electronically to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information, please send an email to Prof. P. Caselli (firstname.lastname@example.org).