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.