The School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking an ambitious Research Fellow to work on star formation in a galactic context.
Applications are invited for an active researcher in the area of numerical simulations of star formation to study the galactic triggering of star formation and the generation of self-consistent models of molecular clouds. The successful candidate should have experience in numerical simulations using either grid-based or SPH methods. Experience with magnetohydrodynamics and modelling stellar feedback will be advantageous.
You will be expected to play a leading role in modeling how star formation is initiated and the formation of massive stars and stellar clusters.
The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a young, vibrant and modern work environment. Astrophysics research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in star formation, protoplanetary discs, extra-solar planets, stellar magnetic activity, star-planet interaction, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, galaxy dynamics and cosmology.
You should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field, with experience in numerical modelling. Starting 1 May 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to a total of three years, and is in collaboration with Prof Ian Bonnell funded by an ERC advanced grant with funds for high performance computing and travel.
Informal enquiries to Ian Bonnell, e-mail: email@example.com
Candidates should send a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interest. Referees will be contacted automatically by the University after an application has been received.
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