Postdoc in Theory of Stellar Rotation, Magnetism, Winds, and/or Accretion

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 4, 2017
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Exeter
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics group at the University of Exeter invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on theoretical studies of sun-like and low-mass stars, within the research group led by Prof. Sean Matt.  This full-time position is funded by an ERC grant (AWESoMeStars) and is available to start between April 1 and July 1, 2018, for a duration of 36 months.  A later start date is also possible, but for a shorter duration.  The successful applicant will have interests, skills, and experience related to any area(s) covered by the AWESoMeStars project and will collaborate with the group, to advance specific project goals.

Our current research team is 7-strong, vibrant, and collaborative.  The overarching goal of our research is to develop a theoretical understanding of rotation, magnetic activity, and mass loss of solar-like and low-mass stars, from the accretion (pre-main-sequence) phase to the end of the main sequence.  Please see the AWESoMeStars project website and the university’s advertisement for further details of the project, and consider how you may contribute to the research goals.  We are embedded in the vibrant and highly successful astrophysics group at Exeter, a top-10 UK university located in the southwest of England.  Substantial supercomputing resources and funding for computing equipment and travel is available, and there will also be the possibility to gain experience in mentoring and outreach. 

Applicants must possess (or be near completion of) a relevant PhD.  To apply, and for further information, use Exeter's online application system. Applications should include a CV, publication list, a brief research statement (2 pages max) describing past work and future interests, and (optional) cover letter.  In addition, please have 2 or 3 letters of recommendation emailed to Prof. Sean Matt,, with the applicant's name in the subject, by the February 1 deadline.

Included Benefits: 

Generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, relocation package (where eligible).  The salary will be in the range (GBP) £28,900 - £38,800/year, depending on experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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Sean Matt
Associate Professor of Astrophysics
University of Exeter
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