Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Leicester
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
University of Leicester
Street Line 2: 
University Road
City: 
Leicester
State/Province: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester invites applications for one or more post-doctoral Research Associate positions. These positions are funded by a European Research Council (ERC) grant awarded to Dr Richard Alexander, and will initially be for a period of three years, with the possibility of extension depending on progress and funding considerations.

The project ("BuildingPlanS") will use large suites of numerical simulations to link the architectures of observed exoplanet systems to their formation in protoplanetary discs. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out independent and collaborative research for this project, and will also have opportunities to collaborate more widely within the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (whose existing research programme includes star and planet formation, AGN physics, accretion discs, galactic dynamics & dark matter). We are therefore particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protoplanetary discs, planet formation and migration, or numerical hydrodynamics, but all applicants with a strong background in theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics (or a related discipline), or expect to be awarded a PhD before taking up the position. The position is available from 1st May 2018, but the starting date can be flexible. The salary scale is £33,518 to £38,833, depending on experience. The successful applicant will have access to substantial expenses for relocation, travel and computing equipment, as well as extensive access to high-performance computing facilities.

Applications should be made through the University of Leicester website by clicking the link below. Applicants should provide a CV, list of publications, and a 3-page statement of research interests. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Richard Alexander.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Richard Alexander
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Dr
Institution/Company: 
Univeristy of Leicester
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
University Road
City: 
Leicester
State/Province: 
United Kingdom
Zip/Postal Code: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44(0)116 2523543
FAX: 
+44(0)116 2231283
Email: 
leb24@le.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SEN00946
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Richard Alexander
Subject: 
Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics
Email: 
richard.alexander@leicester.ac.uk