Postdoctoral Researcher in Observations and Modelling of Supernovae

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Research Institute
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Observations and Modelling of Supernovae

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum

Vacancy Reference 2168

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the time domain astrophysics group at the Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, working specifically on Supernovae.

The successful applicant will work on modelling of SN data, especially Core-Collapse SNe, working closely with P.A. Mazzali and B.Davies. It is also envisaged that the successful candidate will play an important role in the group's various observational programmes, using the Liverpool Telescope and other instruments.

A PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field is required. We seek candidates with experience with modelling of SN and/or Stellar Atmospheres and associated physics. Experience with optical observations of transient sources is desirable. Willingness to work on both modelling and observations is required.

The position is guaranteed for a minimum of three years in the first instance, with a possibility of extension subject to funding. The position is available from April 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Paolo Mazzali email: or Dr Benjamin Davies email:

For further information and to apply online please visit our website:

Please upload a CV, publication record and a short Statement of Research Interests, together with a cover letter.

Alternatively contact the People and Organisational Development Department on 0151 904 6130 or 6131 email:

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 14th February 2018.



Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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