Research Fellow in Supernovae Modelling

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Queen's University Belfast
Department Name: 
School of Mathematics & Physics
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Mathematics & Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, is looking for an exceptional Research Fellow to work on the development and application of numerical radiative transfer simulations for the study of supernovae.

This will involve development work and carrying out simulations with our Monte Carlo radiative transfer codes (in collaboration with Dr. Stuart Sim) and working with Dr. Connor Ballance on incorporating the latest state-of-the-art atomic data into our models. The role will also involve collaboration with supernova observers and experts in hydrodynamical explosion modelling.

This full-time post (ref 23/110875) is available for a fixed-term duration until 31/03/2026 with a salary of £36,333 per annum.

Your application should demonstrate you have:

A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics, or evidence that you are about to obtain one.

At least 3 years’ relevant research experience in the following areas:

  • Radiative transfer simulations, including Monte Carlo methods
  • Numerical simulation for astrophysics
  • Supernova spectral/light curve modelling, and interpretation of observational data.

You are also required to submit your full CV, including publication list, cover letter, and two-page research statement evidencing how your experience meets the criteria. This must be collated into one file for uploading.

For further information including further essential/desirable criteria please visit

Anticipated Interview Date: 26/06/2023 and 27/06/2023

Included Benefits: 

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 29, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr Stuart Sim
Research Fellow in Supernovae Modelling