Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Stellar Astrophysics and White Dwarfs

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
West Midlands
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy & Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick is seeking one ambitious post-doctoral researcher to work within the project “Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres”. The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant held by Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, and the candidate will join an existing team of PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers. The proposed project will be centred on the exploitation of the Gaia Data Release 2 colours and trigonometric parallaxes for white dwarfs. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to investigate questions ranging from the star formation history in the Milky Way, the composition of the interior of white dwarfs, and the nature of magnetic degenerates.

Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics. Experience in Galactic astronomy, analyses of large surveys, stellar evolution, or model atmospheres, will be a strong advantage.

The position is available from 1 January 2018, for a period of two years and a possible extension of 1 year subject to funding.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay (

An application form using the link below must be completed if you wish to be considered for this position (reference job number 80750-087). The link will take you to register/login to our applicant tracking system before you can complete the application form. You will be given the chance to upload your CV (with a publication list) and a short signed cover letter with a concise description of your research accomplishments, interests, and relevant technical experience. You can save a partially completed form without submitting it as long as you return to complete it before the closing date. Support letters are not requested at this stage but you should mention at least two references that we may contact during the selection process.

Included Benefits: 

See link above. This position qualifies for financial assistance towards relocation.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay