The Astronomy Group at the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on Galaxy Dynamics with Dr Hongsheng Zhao to start May 2021. The project will include modelling the dynamics of the post-Gaia DRIII Milky Way and constraining the Modified Gravity and Missing Matter. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in astronomy with relevant experience in the field of stellar dynamics, especially Local Group and Gaia data. The position will involve collaboration with researchers in Bonn and Strasbourg. The position includes funding for travel.
The School of Physics & Astronomy of the University of St Andrews offers a vibrant and interactive working environment, with a high proportion of women. For more information about the Astronomy group, see https://astronomy.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk.
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. 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/