We seek to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project "Galactic Plane radio surveys with SKA precursors and pathfinders" at the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR). The researcher will work with Dr Mark Thompson, Dr James Dale and Dr Jan Forbrich, and will also collaborate with members of the KuGARS and MeerGAL consortia. Experience in the acquisition and reduction of radio interferometry data is essential, with experience of JVLA observations desirable in particular.
The post will support research in the following main areas; identification and characterization of hypercompact and ultracompact HII regions in the KuGARS survey; using multiwavelength survey data to investigate luminosity dependencies and constrain evolutionary models of massive star formation; developing broadband radio recombination line techniques for MeerKAT; and determining the ionising photon budget lost from HII regions.
The post is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of CAR's Consolidated Grant and is available for up to 3 years with a start date of 1st April 2018 or soon thereafter. The starting salary will be on the UH7 academic scale at point 30 and is expected to be £32548 per annum, incrementing annually. Consideration to appointment at a higher salary point will be given in the case of some years of post-doctoral experience.
Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area or must have been approved for the award of a PhD degree before taking up the position.
Applications should be submitted online via the recruitment website and should be accompanied by PDF versions of a CV, a list of publications, a summary of previous research (not exceeding two sides of A4 paper), and the contact details of two referees willing to write on your behalf.