Post Doctoral Research Associate (Characterising Amorphous Icy Particles)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Open University
Department Name: 
School of Physical Sciences
Street Line 1: 
Faculty of STEM
Street Line 2: 
Walton Hall
City: 
Milton Keynes
State/Province: 
Buckinghamshire
Zip/Postal: 
MK7 6AA
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Post Doctoral Research Associate (Laboratory Astrophysics: Characterising Amorphous Icy Particles)

Fixed Term contract for 12 months, starting not later than Oct 1st 2018

The School of Physical Sciences at the Open University, UK, invites applications for a 1-year fixed-term postdoctoral researcher in Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter Materials. The post involves working in the Astrochemistry Group on an STFC funded project. The overarching aim of this project is to understand how ensembles of icy interstellar grains aggregate to form ‘pebbles’ in the regions around the snowline in proto-planetary disks.

You will be involved in the production and characterisation of nano- to micron-sized icy grains that will then subsequently be exploited in the aggregation studies. You will establish the bulk and surface structure of the particles, as a function of their temporal and thermal evolution, using neutron-scattering techniques at a variety of nano- and micrometre length scales, exploiting the ISIS neutron facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, UK.

By the time of taking up the post, you will have a PhD in Experimental Physics, Physical Chemistry or Laboratory Astrochemistry or a directly related experimental field and will be experienced in working on neutron scattering facilities, and be familiar with neutron scattering experimental data analysis. You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to evidence strong teamwork in scientific or engineering projects, as well as demonstrating an emerging track record of peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals.

Closing date: 28th February 2018 (12 noon)

Interview date: Interviews are expected to take place between 8th and 13th March 2018

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/post-doctoral-research-associate-laboratory-astrophysics-characterising-amorphous-icy or  email STEM-Recruitment@open.ac.uk.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$22228.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$28967.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary will be paid in UK pounds sterling in the range £29799 to £38,833 per annum
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Fiona McGavin
Title: 
Staffing Adviser
Institution/Company: 
The Open University
Department Name: 
Faculty of STEM
Street Line 1: 
Walton Hall
City: 
Milton Keynes
State/Province: 
Buckinghamshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
MK7 6AA
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44 (0) 1908 858110
Email: 
STEM-Recruitment@open.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Helen Fraser
Email: 
helen.fraser@open.ac.uk