UCD invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the School of Physics (Level 1 or Level 2 depending on experience) to work primarily in the area of optical interferometry. This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and will involve the use of optical interferometric data (e.g. VLTI on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT)). The data pool obtained will also serve to develop a statistical imaging reconstruction method for geo-stationary satellite imaging.
The successful candidate will be part of an international group studying the physics of protoplanetary disks, magnetospheric accretion, MHD winds, jets and outflows, high-mass young stellar objects, as well as planet formation. S/he will be expected to play a full part in the academic life of the school. The successful candidate is expected to perform observational/computational research which complements the existing astrophysics research activities of the group. The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate students at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level.
Interviews for this post are expected to take place during February 2021, with an expected start date no later than spring 2021. Applications submitted by January 25 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
For additional information regarding the research topic, please contact Dr. Rebeca Garcia Lopez (email@example.com).
Applicants should include the following documents with their application: a CV, a brief description of their research interests and experience, a research plan, and the names and contact details of two referees who can be approached for letters of recommendation.
Applicants should apply through UCD vacancies webpage: