The School of Physics & Astronomy of the University of St Andrews is seeking an ambitious Research Fellow to work on brown dwarf and planetary atmosphere theory.
Applications are invited for a researcher in the area of charge processes, magnetic field coupling, non-equilibrium chemistry, cloud formation processes applied to brown dwarfs and planetary atmospheres. You will be part of an ERC LEAP research group that studies charge processes in planetary atmospheres and is funded by the European Research Council under the FP7 work program Ideas.
The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment. The research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in extra-solar planets, in protoplanetary disk, in star formation, in magnetic activity, and in star-planet interaction as well as in gravitational lensing and galaxy dynamics.
You should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. The post will start as soon as possible, the appointment will be for an initial period of two years under the supervision of Dr Christiane Helling funded by an ERC starting grant with funds for computing, publications, travel, etc.
Applications need to be submitted electronically via the official webpage of the University of St Andrews.
Application deadline: 30 October 2013