Research Associate in theoretical and numerical star formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Cardiff University
Department Name: 
School of Physcis & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
The Parade
CF24 3AA
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a three-year Research Associate position in The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University, to work with Professor Anthony Whitworth, on theoretical and numerical star formation. The position is funded by a Consolidated Grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The project is focused on exploring the formation and fragmentation of filaments and cores, the properties of the stars and star-systems they spawn, the roles of radiative and mechanical feedback, and the constraints that can be inferred from dust continuum and molecular line observations of filaments and cores.

The Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves, and Astronomical Instrumentation Groups in Cardiff comprise 32 faculty, 19 postdoctoral fellows and research associates, and 50 PhD students. We have a broad range of programmes in cosmology, galaxies, black holes, star and planet formation, and in building the instruments needed to detect and observe these objects, particularly at far-infrared and sub-millimetre wavelengths. The School of Physics and Astronomy was ranked sixth in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework evaluation, and provides a stimulating and well-resourced environment in which to pursue research, with excellent computing facilities.

Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics or a closely related discipline, or expect to be awarded their PhD before the start of the position. They must have expertise in numerical hydrodynamics and/or radiation transport, preferably in the context of star formation.

With your completed application, please submit your full CV, a list of publications and a statement of research experience and interests.

Informal enquiries about the role can be made to Professor Whitworth by email [] or telephone [+44(0)2920874798].
Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Glesni Lloyd via email (  

The position is available from 1 April 2019 but should start no later than 1st July 2019, and is fixed term until 31st March 2022.

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6), depending on experience.

Interviews will be held, and offers made, by March 2019

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$42350.27 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$50527.18 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 25, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Cardiff University Jobs Page
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Attention To: 
Professor Anthony Whitworth