Research Fellow in Exoplanets and Stellar Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Physics
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
Warwickshire
Zip/Postal: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a motivated and driven Research Fellow within the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group. The initial appointment will be for 3 years, with possibility for extension. 

The successful candidate will work with Dr Cegla on the "Pathway to the Confirmation and Characterisation of Habitable Alien Worlds," supported by the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship programme. They will characterise stellar surface variability and measure the alignment between exoplanetary orbits and their host stars rotational spin-axis. The candidate will utilise the ‘reloaded RM’ approach to determine such alignments and probe planet migration and evolution. In doing so, they will also spatially resolve distant stars, investigate stellar surface variability and determine stellar differential rotation across main sequence stars.

The Astrophysics group at Warwick is one of the UKs leading exoplanet research groups, and provides an excellent environment for a motivated Research Fellow to further their scientific career. Some of the post holders time may be available for their own independent research, preferably in the area of exoplanets or stellar/solar physics within the Physics Department at Warwick.

At the University of Warwick, we strongly value equity, diversity and inclusion, and the Physics Department will provide a healthy working environment, dedicated to outstanding scientific guidance, mentorship and personal development. We are committed to individuals with care giving duties and can offer flexible working hours. Applications for a part-time position will be considered.

Deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT, 3 July 2020. The anticipated start date is September/October 2020, but this is flexible.

Applications should include: 

  • a completed application form (including contact details for three references),
  • a brief statement of research interests,
  • CV including publications,
  • a statement on commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

For more details on candidate requirements and responsibilities or the application procedure, please see https://bit.ly/WarwickResearchFellow.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Warwick has an excellent benefits programme, including 30 days of paid annual leave (in addition to 8 bank holidays and 4 customary shut down days), an excellent pension scheme, as well as a committment to work/life blanance and personal development. More details can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/workinghere/reward/

The Physics Department and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

Both the Physics Department and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. The Physics Department is also a Juno Champion, which is an award from the Institute of Physics to recognise our efforts to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.  

Further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/physics/staff/working/.

The University supports flexible working and requests for job-share will be considered where possible.

Childcare can be provided for you at the University of Warwick Nursery (www.warwick.ac.uk/services/childrensservices/nursery) in order for you to attend the interview. Childcare is subject to availability of places at the Nursery.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 3, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 24, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
H. M. Cegla
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
University of Warwick
City: 
Coventry
Zip/Postal Code: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Cegla
Subject: 
Research Fellow in Exoplanets and Stellar Physics
Email: 
h.cegla [at] warwick.ac.uk