Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Exeter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work with Professor Clare Dobbs on the formation and evolution of stellar clusters.

This fixed-term position is available for 3 years and is funded by the ERC project ICYBOB. The start date is flexible, but the successful applicant is expected to start between April and October 2020.

The primary aim of the project is to investigate stellar cluster formation and evolution through numerical simulations, and compare with observations. This position will involve performing galaxy scale simulations and investigating how the evolution of clusters compares for different types of galactic structure. Topics that could be covered include the relation between clusters and GMCs in different envioronments, location of clusters relative to galactic structure, and the ability to form massive clusters.

About you

You will:

- Possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study

- Be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, publish your research and make presentations at conferences and other events

- Have experience of performing hydrodynamical simulations, ideally in the field of star formation or galaxy evolution

Further information

We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

Please contact Professor Clare Dobbs, or (01392) 725197.

Please include a CV, research statement describing past and proposed future research (maximum 3 pages) and a list of publications as part of your application.

Interviews are expected to take place late January or early February.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Clare Dobbs