Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Exeter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter (UK) is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work with Dr. Clare Dobbs on the formation and evolution of stellar clusters. This fixed-term position is available for 3 years, beginning as early as 1st April 2018, but no later than autumn 2018.

The primary aim of the project is to use numerical simulations to determine how the properties of stellar clusters relate to the initial conditions (e.g. densities, structure, large scale dynamics) of the molecular clouds from which they form. The successful applicant will be expected to perform numerical simulations of gas going through a spiral arm investigating the conversion of gas to stars, the role of stellar feedback in dispersing gas clouds, and the distribution and dynamics of the resulting stellar clusters.

Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline (or equivalent experience) or expect to have obtained one before taking up the position. Applicants will also have experience working with numerical codes, ideally hydrodynamic and / or N-body codes.

The salary is in the range of £34,520 to £42,418 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience on Grade.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality. The astrophysics group is one of the leading UK astronomy groups working on star and planet formation.

For further information please contact Clare Dobbs (


Applications should include a CV, publication list, and a research statement describing past work and future interests.

Please apply using the University’s online application form.

The closing date for applications is 23rd January 2018.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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