PDRA position in White Dwarf research at University of Sheffield

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Sheffield
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Hicks Building
Street Line 2: 
Hounsfield Road
City: 
Sheffield
State/Province: 
South Yorkshire
Zip/Postal: 
S3 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a 3-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in observational astronomy within the Astronomy Group based at The University of Sheffield, UK. The successful applicant will work with Dr Stuart Littlefair and Dr Steven Parsons to measure the initial-final mass relationship (IFMR) of white dwarfs. The research will involve the reduction and modelling of spectroscopic data for wide white dwarf binaries, identified using Gaia DR2 and eDR3. You will have access to high quality spectroscopic observations from FORS2 on the VLT. You will form part of the world leading research group on high time resolution science at Sheffield, with access to ULTRACAM on the 3.5m NTT and HiPERCAM on the 10.4m GTC.

Further information on the activities of the astronomy group at The University of Sheffield can be found at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/physics/research/astrophysics

The PDRA will be expected to hold a PhD in astrophysics at the start of the appointment. Observational experience in optical spectroscopy of white dwarfs and modelling of their atmospheres is desirable.

As part of your application, please upload a copy of your CV, including a list of publications, and a cover letter briefly explaining why you are applying for the role and how your experience is suited to the project.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$44319.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$56043.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The University's Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Stuart Littlefair/Steven Parsons
Institution/Company: 
The University of Sheffield
Department Name: 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Hounsfield Road
City: 
Sheffield
Zip/Postal Code: 
S3 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
SL +44 772 501 9640; SP +44 780 310 1543
Email: 
s.littlefair@shef.ac.uk; s.g.parsons@sheffield.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
UOS027649
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Stuart Littlefair & Steven Parsons
Subject: 
PDRA White Dwarf astrophysics
Email: 
s.littlefair@shef.ac.uk; s.g.parsons@sheffield.ac.uk