Centre for Astrophysics Research Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Archive Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: 
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Street Line 1: 
College Lane Campus
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking to appoint a promising early-career researcher to lead original investigations in any area of theoretical or observational astrophysics that will complement active areas of research in the Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR) at the University of Hertfordshire (UH).  Details of CAR staff research interests/activities and facilities may be found on our website (see link provided). CAR also has strong links and overlapping interests with the Centre of Data Innovation Research (CoDIR; see link provided), a relatively new research centre that combines data science and machine learning expertise from astrophysics and computer science and addresses cross-disciplinary research questions.


The postholder will have a good track record of scientific research in their area of expertise, including leading projects and submitting/publishing their work in refereed astronomical journals.  Whilst this is an independent fellowship, there is an expectation that the successful candidate(s) will start new or strengthen existing collaborations with members of CAR, including leading/collaborating on external grant bids, helping out with some light departmental teaching, and should be prepared to contribute more generally to the general research environment. 


The fellowship is available from March 1, 2024 and should be taken up (ideally) no later than October 1, 2024. Candidates should have (or submitted for) a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics before taking up the post. The starting salary is expected to be £37,099 per annum, incrementing annually, with a higher salary possible based on previous postdoctoral experience. The fellowship duration is for 3 years on a full-time basis (1 FTE), but the possibility of fractional / part-time working will also be considered.


Applications should be submitted online via the UH recruitment website by the closing date of *January 9, 2024* and should be accompanied by PDF versions of a CV, a list of publications, and a research proposal for the duration of the fellowship (making sure to indicate how your proposed research is complementary to CAR, and not exceeding two sides of A4 paper), and the contact details of two referees willing to write on your behalf.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45315.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$54066.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The Centre for Astrophysics Research group is is a thriving research group of around 60 academic staff, research fellows and postgraduate students and is part of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics.  The department takes pride in the diversity of its staff, and holds both an IoP Juno Champion and an Athena-Swan Silver award. We encourage applications from all individuals meeting our essential criteria, irrespective of gender or membership of underrepresented groups.

The UH vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. UH offers a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development, flexible location working, and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

A standard package of benefits will be provided for successful candidates, including funding for relocation, travel and equipment expenses.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: 
Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Street Line 1: 
College Lane
City: 
Hatfield
State/Province: 
Hertfordshire
Zip/Postal Code: 
AL10 9AB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
4401707284000
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
055816
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Kristen Coppin
Subject: 
CAR Research Fellow