Research Fellow (Exoplanet Atmospheres) -- AR2467DD

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
North Haugh
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal: 
KY169SS
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The St Andrews Astronomy Group  is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on complex weather on cloud-forming gas giants and ultra-hot Jupiters with Dr Christiane Helling to start as soon as possible and latest 1st September 2021. The project will include radiative transfer modelling for polarimetry and spectroscopy in preparation for forthcoming observations, incl. JWST.    

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in astrophysics with relevant experience in the field of radiative transfer modelling, experience in the modelling of exoplanet/brown dwarf atmospheres is advantageous. The position will involve collaboration with researchers across Europe and within the St Andrews Center for Exoplanet Science. The position is funded for 2+1 years and includes funding for travel.     

Applications should include a 2-page CV, publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. This should include a summary of past research achievements and statement of future plans. Details of two referees should be provided and letters of reference will be requested following long-listing.      

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University. The School of Physics and Astronomy has achieved Champion status, in the Institute of Physics's Project Juno initiative, which recognises and rewards action to address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities and to embed better working practices for all staff. The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45602.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$49808.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Salary: £33,797 - £36,914 per annum
Included Benefits: 

Benefits include medical coverage by the Scottish National Health Service

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Street Line 1: 
Walter Bower House
Street Line 2: 
Guardbridge
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal Code: 
KY16 0US
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44-(0)1334-462562
Email: 
vacancies@st-andrews.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
AR2467DD
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Ch Helling
Subject: 
Research Fellow (Exoplanet Atmospheres) – AR2467DD
Email: 
ch80@st-andrews.ac.uk