Research Fellow in Exoplanets

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Warwick
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Gibbet Hill Road
City: 
Coventry
State/Province: 
West Midlands
Zip/Postal: 
CV4 7AL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Group at the University of Warwick, working on the detection and characterization of exoplanets.

Exoplanet research at Warwick was recently expanded with a strategic investment in six new faculty positions. The group is lively and friendly, with a total of 10 permanent staff working on exoplanets, together with 18 postdocs and PhD students.  We cover a wide range of topics in exoplanet research, including observations and theory, exoplanet detection and atmospheric characterization. We operate the SuperWASP and NGTS telescopes, searching for transiting exoplanets. We also have our own 1m and 0.4m telescopes on La Palma, as well as access to UK national facilities (including the VLT and other ESO facilities). Prof Don Pollacco is science coordinator for the European Space Agency PLATO mission, and members of our group participate in the TESS Follow-up Observing Program. 

The position, which is available immediately, is supported through a consolidated grant from STFC. It is initially funded for a period of up to two years, with an extension depending on continued funding. Salary will be in the range £29,799-£38,833 per annum. 

It is expected that you hold or will shortly be awarded a PhD degree. Experience in observations of exoplanets and/or low mass stars is required. 

An on-line application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this post. Further details and the on-line application form can be found in the University of Warwick advertisment, linked below.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
On-line applications only
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
100063-058
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Peter Wheatley and/or Prof Don Pollacco
Subject: 
Exoplanets position (100063-058)
Email: 
P.J.Wheatley@warwick.ac.uk / D.Pollacco@warwick.ac.uk