Postdoctoral research associate in planet formation and exoplanet characterisation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
The Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Lothian
Zip/Postal: 
EH93HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of star formation, planet formation and evolution, and/or exoplanet characterisation.  The successful candidate will join the research group led by Professor Ken Rice at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh.

The goal of this position is to perform computational or theoretical research to advance our knowledge of star formation, planet formation and evolution, and/or the characteristics of exoplanets. Successful candidates will work together with Professor Ken Rice on topics relating to the above areas, depending on their experience and interests. They will have the opportunity to engage with a vibrant and welcoming community of modellers, theorists, and observers, and to lead further independent research projects.

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all and we are looking to actively diversify our staff and eliminate discrimination. We particularly encourage applications from minority and under-represented groups. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working, as evidenced by our Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver awards. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality (advice on visa options is available on our webpages), gender, age, (dis)ability, race, carer status, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

Applications should be submitted online (follow the URL in the Apply to Job section). Please include a summary of your recent research (max. two pages, PDF format) in your application along with your CV and cover letter.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof. Ken Rice.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$44000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$53000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
University of Edinburgh Grade UE07
Included Benefits: 

You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Medical cover is provided by the National Health Service.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Ken Rice
Title: 
Professor of Computational Astrophysics
Institution/Company: 
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
The Royal Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Blackford Hill
City: 
Edinburgh
State/Province: 
Lothian
Zip/Postal Code: 
EH93HJ
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Email: 
wkmr@roe.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
424
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Ken Rice
Subject: 
PDRA in planet formation and exoplanet characterisation
Email: 
wkmr@roe.ac.uk