Postdoctoral Research Assistance in supernova modelling

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics (Astrophysics)
Street Line 1: 
Denys Wilkinson Building
Street Line 2: 
Keble Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
OX1 3RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a 3 year postdoctoral position in the theoretical modelling of supernovae and transients.

The appointments are expected to start on or before 1st October 2023 for three years. An extension may be possible depending on funding applications.

The sub-Department of Astrophysics invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the theoretical modelling of supernovae and transients. The candidate will have experience in the development and application of radiative transfer models.

The candidate will lead a forefront theoretical-based research programme within the area of radiative transfer modelling of astrophysical transients. We expect the postdoc will work closely with the observational-based team at Oxford to enhance the interpretation of supernovae and kilonovae -   the electromagnetic signals from gravitational wave sources.

Successful candidates will have, or be about to receive, a PhD in a relevant area of astrophysics or physics, and should have experience in radiative transfer modelling of supernovae or explosive transients, including modelling observational spectra with modern spectral synthesis codes.

We expect a proven record of research in the area of supernovae and explosive transients and the potential to exploit the facilities/surveys in which Oxford is involved, particularly within the Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys.

The candidate may be requested to assist with the supervision of graduate students and outreach activities as requested by the Director of the Hintze Centre. Applicants must have excellent communication skills. They may take advantage of the opportunity for tutorial-based teaching and may benefit from a college association. A generous budget for travel and computing is available.

Evidence of a capacity to work independently and have sufficient specialist knowledge and technical skills to work within established research programmes are required.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 9, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 9, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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HR Team
Institution/Company: 
University of Oxford
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Clarendon Lab
Street Line 2: 
Parks Road
City: 
Oxford
State/Province: 
Oxfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
OX1 3PU
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
161866
Inquiries About Job
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Prof. Stephen Smartt
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