Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Clouds in Gas Giant Atmospheres

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Exeter
Street Line 1: 
Room 501, School of Physics and Astronomy
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University of Exeter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek to recruit a full-time Research Fellow starting on or after the 29th June 2019 with a fixed end date of 1st April 2022. The position is funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, and is working with Nathan Mayne.

The project will primarily involve application and continued development of a three dimensional atmospheric model of Brown Dwarfs and Gas Giant exoplanets, focusing on the cloud or condensate aspects. The model development will be performed within the framework of the state-of-the art global circulation model (GCM) of the UK Met Office, adapted by researchers at the University of Exeter.

The project also benefits from access to high quality observations provided by collaboration with, for example, Prof. Sasha Hinkley (Exeter) and Prof. David Sing (Johns Hopkins).  Our work at Exeter University also includes research in to terrestrial planets, and the applicant will have opportunities to become involved in this aspect of the research programme.

We are particularly interested in applicants with direct experience in modeling aspects of stellar/sub-stellar/planetary atmospheres, especially clouds, and of working with large code bases.

You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

The research will be supported by Met Office staff, and connect to the work of several PhD and postdoctoral researchers. Extensive super-computing resources will be available as well as funds to support international travel.   

Applications are made online through the University of Exeter application system, and informal enquiries can be directed to Nathan Mayne (

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46011.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$56538.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Approximate conversion from British Pound Sterling to USD
Included Benefits: 

-      41 days leave per year

-      options for flexible working

-      numerous discounts at leading retailers

-      onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme

-    sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

-    stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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University of Exeter online application system
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (R61860)
University of Exeter
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Nathan Mayne
Research Fellow (R61860)