We seek to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project "HII regions in proto-young-massive-clusters" at the University of
Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR). The researcher will work with Dr Jim Dale, and Drs Martin Krause and Mark Thompson. Experience performing hydrodynamic simulations on high-performance computers using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and a track record in star formation and/or stellar feedback is essential.
The post will support research in the following main areas; investigation of the possible formation mechanisms of young massive (>10^5 solar masses) clusters, e.g. monolithic collapse, cloud-cloud
collisions, colliding streams; investigation of the effects of stellar feedback on the formation and gas expulsion/exhaustion processes; construction of synthetic observations of simulations for comparison with observational datasets of known massive clusters, e.g. W51 and KuGaRS/MEERKAT/SKA observations of HII regions in massive star-forming regions in collaboration with Dr Mark Thompson.
The post is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of CAR's Consolidated Grant and is available for up to 3 years with a start date of 1st April 2018 or soon thereafter. The starting salary will be on the UH7 academic scale at point 30 and is expected to be <A3>32548 per annum, incrementing annually. Consideration to appointment at a higher salary point will be given in the case of some years of post-doctoral experience.
Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area or must have been approved for the award of a PhD degree before taking up the position.
Applications should be submitted online via the recruitment website and should be accompanied by PDF versions of a CV, a list of publications, a summary of previous research (not exceeding two sides of A4 paper), and the contact details of two referees willing to write on your behalf.