Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computational star formation at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia - one of the world's most liveable cities.
As Postdoctoral Fellow, you will conduct research at the School of Mathematical Sciences under the guidance of Dr Daniel Price, in collaboration with Dr Christoph Federrath at Monash and Professor Matthew Bate (UK). The research will cover topics related to the Australian Research Council funded project DP130102078 "What regulates star formation?"
The Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) spans the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics, with 27 staff (14 faculty) and a large number of graduate students. There are 6 thriving research groups within MoCA spanning most areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics, with key strengths in astrophysical fluid dynamics, star and planet formation, stellar evolution, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution, general relativity and solar physics. We have a lively research atmosphere, with weekly seminars throughout the year and a high turnover of international visitors. Staff in the astro fluids/star and planet formation group include Dr. Daniel Price, Prof. Joe Monaghan and Dr. Christoph Federrath, plus a number of graduate students and postdoctoral research assistants.
You will have experience in computational star and planet formation and/or computational astrophysics and a PhD in a relevant discipline.
See details and apply at:
Deadline 15th February 2013. Applicants should ensure that 3 referees email reference letters to Daniel Price by the application deadline. Applicants are encouraged to request further information directly from Daniel Price before the deadline.