Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Leicester
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
University Road
Street Line 2: 
Leicester
City: 
Leicester
State/Province: 
Leicester
Zip/Postal: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester invites applications for a Research Associate position in Theoretical Astrophysics. The position is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) grant awarded to Dr Richard Alexander and has the possibility of extension depending on progress and funding considerations.

The project (“BuildingPlanS”) will use large suites of numerical simulations to link the architectures of observed exoplanet systems to their formation in protoplanetary discs. You will be expected to carry out independent and collaborative research for this project, and will also have opportunities to collaborate more widely within the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (whose existing research programme includes star and planet formation, AGN physics, accretion discs, galactic dynamics & dark matter).

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protoplanetary discs, planet formation and migration, or numerical hydrodynamics, but all applicants with a strong background in theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. With a PhD in Astronomy or Astrophysics (or a closely related subject), you will be able to evidence your experience in presenting results at national and international meetings. We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for the subject matter, using this to foster new collaborations with national and international experts.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Dr Richard Alexander
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
University of Leicester
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
University Road
Street Line 2: 
Leicester
City: 
Leicester
State/Province: 
Leicester
Zip/Postal Code: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44(0)116 2523543
FAX: 
+44(0)116 2231283
Email: 
richard.alexander@le.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
508
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Richard Alexander
Subject: 
Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics
Email: 
richard.alexander@le.ac.uk