The astrophysics group at the University of Exeter invites applications for a postdoctoral position (Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow) to work primarily with Dr. Stefan Kraus on observational studies related to star and planet formation. This position is funded through grants from the EU Marie Curie actions and the Leverhulme Trust. The post is funded for a fixed term period of 3 years and is expected to commence around October 2014, with a 12 month probationary period.
The broad goal of the position is to carry out original research on protoplanetary disks using high-angular resolution observations. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the PI on modelling VLTI infrared and/or ALMA sub-millimeter interferometric data and complementary spectroscopic data. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in modelling the line/continuum emission of protoplanetary disks or a strong background in accretion/outflow-launching physics. Prior experience with the technique of interferometry is not required, but would be an asset.
Applicants must possess a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline, or expect to have earned one before taking up the position. The salary will range from £25,014 per annum on Grade E to £32,590 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience. Supercomputing resources and 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 Stefan Kraus (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +44-1392-724125) quoting the reference number P46264 in any correspondence. Applications should include an application letter and equal opportunities form, a CV, publications list, brief description of research interests, and the contact details of 3 referees. Applications received by February 28, 2014 will receive full consideration.