PhD Position in solar, stellar and exoplanet science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Exeter
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Devon, England
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite creative and talented individuals to apply for a fully funded PhD position to work on characterising small exoplanets and their host stars.

The successful applicant will join Exeter's Astrophysics group, one of the UK's leading and largest groups for studying exoplanets and stars. They will work with Dr Raphaëlle Haywood on observations of the Sun and of other stars to characterise the small planets orbiting them. Read more on the project here.

The successful applicant will have a strong interest in solar and stellar physics, and observational exoplanet science.

We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. Read more on our commitment and support of equity and inclusion here

Salary: Annual tax-free stipend of 15,009 GBP

Duration: 3.5 years

Start date: Sept. 2020

Applicants will be asked for:

- a CV

- a cover letter outlining your academic interests, any prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake the project

- two references from referees familiar with your academic work

- if English is not your first language, you will need evidence of your proficiency in English


To apply:

Questions? please email Dr Raphaëlle Haywood at [email protected]

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 27, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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