The School of Physics & Astronomy at Monash University in Australia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the field of Stellar Astrophysics. The duration of the position is 2.5 years.
The primary role of this position is to work with Dr. Simon Campbell and collaborators on 3D hydrodynamics simulations of convective-reactive events in stars. This is an Australian Research Council funded research project that combines heavy-element nucleosynthesis, 1D simulations, and 3D hydrodynamics. For this role expertise in 3D stellar hydrodynamics, including code development, is the primary criterion. Expertise in neutron-capture nucleosynthesis and 1D stellar modelling would also be beneficial.
The Research Fellow will join the Stellar Group in the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, which is comprised of Alexander Heger, John Lattanzio, Amanda Karakas, Bernhard Mueller, Simon Campbell, Lorenzo Spina, Andrew Casey, and PhD students.
Salary will be dependent on experience, with starting salary in the range AU$86k to AU$97k (roughly US$59k to US$67k; Level A or B). In addition to the salary a superannuation/pension payment of between 9.5% and 17% of base salary will be included. Some funding for the Research Fellow's travel is already included in the project budget.
The position is based at the main campus of Monash University in Melbourne. It is a vibrant campus, hosting approximately 40,000 students.
Melbourne is regularly named the World's most livable city. It is a highly multi-cultural cosmopolitan city providing extensive cultural and lifestyle opportunities, is situated on the coast with excellent beaches readily accessible, many fine restaurants and world leading vineyards are less than 60 minutes away.
In addition to the salary a superannuation/pension payment of between 9.5% and 17% of base salary will be included.
Some funding for the Research Fellow's travel is already included in the project budget.
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