The Astrophysics Group of the University of Exeter wishes to recruit a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher to work on observational studies related to protoplanetary disk structure and planet formation. The post is available for 2 years. The start date could be September 1, 2018, but earlier/later start dates will also be considered.
The fellow will join an ambitious team of postdocs and PhD students and work with Prof. Stefan Kraus on studying time-variable, planet-induced structures in the inner-most AU of protoplanetary disks. We have access to data from ALMA, the VLT Interferometer, and the CHARA array and lead the CHARA/MIRCX instrumentation project that will enable efficient milliarcsecond-resolution imaging of young stellar objects. The work will centre on obtaining the observations, combining them with complementary data, and interpreting them with the latest physical models. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in radiative transfer modelling of complex multi-wavelength data sets and/or in high-angular imaging techniques (e.g. ALMA, VLTI, adaptive optics).
The position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), with an annual salary in the range GBP 28,452 to 38,183. Applicants must possess a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The astrophysics group is one of the leading UK astronomy groups working on star and planet formation.
Detailed enquiries regarding scientific aspects of the project can be made to Prof. Stefan Kraus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should arrive by January 31, 2018, and include a CV, publication list, a brief statement of research interests, and contact details for three referees. Please apply using Exeter's online application system (reference number P60266): https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk