We are inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD position in the University of Exeter's Astrophysics group, one of the largest groups in the UK studying stars and planets, hosting a wide variety of observational, theoretical and numerical programmes.
The succesful applicant will work with Dr. Sebastiaan Krijt and Prof. Matthew Bate on simulations of protoplanetary discs, dust coagulation, and planetesimal formation. While focused on using and developing numerical simulations, the project is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and the successful applicant will become familiar with and employ concepts from the astrochemistry, observational astronomy, laboratory astrophysics, and theoretical planet formation communities. Read more about the project here.
We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. Read more on our commitment and support of equity and inclusion here.
Salary: Annual tax-free stipend of 15,009 GBP
Duration: 3.5 years
Start date: Fall 2020
Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.
To apply, follow the instructions described here. Applicants will be asked for a CV, cover letter, transcripts of grades/marks, two references (from referees familiar with their work), and evidence of their proficiency in English (if they are not a national of a majority English-speaking country).