The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds invites applications for a 2-year fixed-term research postdoctoral fellow in ALMA Studies of Protoplanetary Disks. You will work on an STFC-funded project with Dr Catherine Walsh in the Astrophysics Group investigating the chemistry of complex organic molecules (COMs) in disks around nearby young stars.
You will carry out a research programme to search for emission from COMs in nearby protoplanetary disks using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). You will conduct analyses of the data to derive the distribution and abundance of COMs using molecular line radiative transfer methods. In addition, you will aid interpretation of the data by running astrochemical models to determine the chemical origin of COMs in protoplanetary disks.
With a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field (or if you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment), you will have experience in the reduction and analysis of observational data at (sub)millimeter or radio wavelengths and a developing track record of peer reviewed publications in international journals.
The application deadline is 15th January 2018 and the starting date will be 1st April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
For more information and to apply, please follow the link (http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/MAPPA1049). For more information on the project, you can also contact Dr Catherine Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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