Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Globular Clusters & Galaxy Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 18, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Research Institute
Street Line 1: 
146 Brownlow Hill
L3 5RF
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in stellar populations and globular clusters (GC) formation and evolution, working with Profs. Maurizio Salaris, Nate Bastian, and Sebastian Kamann (and others) at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, UK.  The goals of this STFC funded project are to 1) test current theories for the origin of multiple populations in GCs with observations and simulations of massive clusters (both young and old), 2) develop alternative theories for multiple populations, 3) use GCs to constrain the formation and evolution of galaxies.

You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date.  We seek candidates from a wide variety of fields, including applicants with expertise in (but not limited to):  observations/theories of multiple populations in GCs (including stellar abundance measurements with medium/high resolution spectroscopy or crowded field photometry);  the formation of stellar clusters; or observations/simulations of galaxy assembly and their stellar populations.

The position is for a fixed term of 36 months.  The start date is 1st April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply, please visit the online job portal of LJMU:

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Nate Bastian, email:

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Nate Bastian