Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in stellar/binary physics at The Open University.
The primary goal of this post is the analysis and (theoretical) interpretation of extensive observational datasets focusing on the binary/kinematic properties of massive stars in young starburst clusters. The science drivers of the project are to utilise these data to investigate one or more of the following: the physics of binary interactions; the modifications binary interactions impose on stellar evolution; the production and nature of SN/GRB progenitors and their relativistic descendants, but we would welcome applications from researchers with other innovative ideas to exploit these data.
You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in physics, astronomy or a related subject, a strong background in independent research with a good publication record, strong analytic and programming skills, good oral and written communication skills and a demonstrable grasp of the relevant research literature. You will have demonstrated you can work harmoniously in a team, and are willing to collaborate with others in the department. Research experience in theoretical or observational stellar astrophysics is highly desirable.
For further information and how to apply please go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment.
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