Postdoctoral Position in White Dwarf Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gibbet Hill Road
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy & Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick is seeking an ambitious post-doctoral researcher to work within the project “Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres”. The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant held by Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, and the candidate will join an existing team of PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers. The proposed project will be centred on the exploitation of the Gaia DR2 data for white dwarfs. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to investigate questions ranging from the star formation history in the Milky Way, the physics of crystallization in white dwarfs, and 3D model atmospheres.

Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics. Experience in stellar evolution, model atmospheres, Galactic astronomy, or analyses of large surveys will be a strong advantage.

The position is available from 1 June 2019 for a duration of two years. This is a Fixed Term Contract until 30 May 2021.

Applicants need to create an account and apply on the University of Warwick Human Resources website. They should also submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research accomplishments & interests and relevant technical experience, as well as a CV including a full publication list. You will be asked to give references, but reference letters are not needed before the closing date. You can save a partially completed form without submitting it as long as you return to complete it before the closing date.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay (

Included Benefits: 

See related URLs. This position qualifies for financial assistance towards relocation.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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