Post doctoral fellow on the effects of stellar evolution on planetary systems

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Archive Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Lund University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics
Job Announcement Text: 

Lund Observatory at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics invites applicants to a Postdoctoral fellow position on the effects of stellar evolution on planetary systems. We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in observations or theory of exoplanets, circumstellar discs, white dwarfs, or stellar evolution. The position is for two years. Anticipated starting date is no later than 1 Jan 2023.

Description of work

The fellow will work primarily in collaboration with Dr. Alexander Mustill, partly funded by the Swedish Research Council grant "A Unified Picture of White Dwarf Planetary Systems". Applicants are encouraged to define their own research related to a range of possible topics, including the orbital dynamics of planets and asteroids around evolved stars; close-in discs and transiting phenomena around white dwarfs; and planetary and stellar abundances and compositions.

Teaching may also be included. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications (with exceptions for special circumstances).

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years.

Application procedure

The application should include a CV, a copy of the PhD degree diploma (or documents confirming that a PhD degree will be obtained by the start of the employment), a publication list, and a statement of research interests. Reference letters will not be requested and should not be supplied.

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Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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