The astrophysics group at the University of Exeter invites applications for two postdoctoral positions (Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow) to work primarily with Dr. Matthew Browning on theoretical aspects of stars and substellar objects. These positions are funded by a European Research Council grant, and are available for a period of between 4 and 5 years (depending on start date and qualifications), subject to a 12-month probationary period.
A broad goal of these positions is to constrain magnetic field generation and convective heat/momentum transport in low-mass stars and substellar objects. The successful applicants will be expected to use 3-D simulations, in conjunction with analytical theory, to further this goal in collaboration with the PI. We are therefore particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in computational or theoretical (magneto)hydrodynamics; prior work on stellar and/or planetary interiors would also be an asset, but all applicants with a good astrophysical or geophysical fluids background will be seriously considered.
Applicants must possess a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline, or expect to have earned one before taking up the position. The positions are available as early as Feb 2014, but start dates later in 2014 are acceptable as well. The starting salary will range from £24,766 on Grade E to £32,267 per annum on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience, and will rise in subsequent years. Extensive supercomputing resources and substantial funding for computing equipment and travel will be available, and we will provide assistance with relocation costs where eligible.
For further information or to apply, contact Matthew Browning (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include a CV, brief description of research interests and background, and the contact details of 3 referees.