Postdoctoral Research Associate in Astrophysics (Three Positions) - JRID47161

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January 31, 2014
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January 31, 2014
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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Dept of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
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Large Academic
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University of Cambridge

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Astrophysics (Three Positions)

Vacancy reference: LE02296

Salary: £27,854 p.a. - £36,298 p.a.

Limit of tenure applies*

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Astrophysics Group in DAMTP.  The successful candidates will work with academic staff (Dr Henrik Latter, Professor Gordon Ogilvie, Professor John Papaloizou FRS and Professor Michael Proctor FRS) on projects funded by STFC, as described below.  The positions are available from 1 April 2014, but the start date is flexible and could be delayed until October 2014 at the latest.  Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical astrophysics, fluid dynamics or magnetohydrodynamics, and have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

Project 1: Magnetohydrodynamics of accretion discs (with Henrik Latter, Gordon Ogilvie and John Papaloizou)

Project 2: Long-term evolution of extrasolar planetary systems (with Gordon Ogilvie, John Papaloizou and Henrik Latter)

Project 3: Scale interactions in solar and stellar magnetism (with Michael Proctor and Gordon Ogilvie)

Further information about the Astrophysics Group can be found at  Informal enquiries may be made to Henrik Latter (, Gordon Ogilvie (, John Papaloizou ( or Michael Proctor ( 
To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' button of the advert published on the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages ( This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages), indicating which project or projects you wish to be considered for. Applicants should ask their referees to email references directly to to arrive by the closing date.

Closing date: 31 January 2014. Please quote Vacancy reference: LE02296.

* Limit of tenure: The positions are available for up to three years.

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