Post-doctoral Research Associate in Protoplanetary Discs and Planet Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Leicester
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Leicester
State/Province: 
Leicestershire
Zip/Postal: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Leicester invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Astrophysics. This position is funded by STFC through a project led by Prof Richard Alexander and Dr Giovanni Rosotti, for a period of three years.

The project will use theoretical and numerical models to investigate the evolution of forming exoplanet systems, looking in particular at the dynamics of planets, dust, and gas in the outer regions of protoplanetary discs. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out independent and collaborative research for this project, and will also have opportunities to work with external collaborators (including through the EU-funded “Dustbusters” network). You will also be able to collaborate more widely within our Astrophysics Group, whose research programme spans a wide range of topics, including star and planet formation, exoplanet detection and characterisation, AGN physics, accretion discs, gamma-ray bursts, and galactic dynamics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protoplanetary discs, planet formation and migration, or numerical hydrodynamics, but all applicants with a strong background in relevant areas of theoretical or observational astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics (or a closely-related subject), or expect to be awarded a PhD before taking up the position. The position is available from April 2022, but the starting date is flexible. The starting salary is £35,326. The successful applicant will have access to expenses for computing equipment and travel, as well as extensive access to local and national high-performance computing facilities.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the link in the "Apply to Job" box below. Please provide (i) a CV; (ii) a list of publications; (iii) a statement of research interests (maximum of 3 pages); and (iv) the contact details of three referees. The closing date for applications is January 26th 2022.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Richard Alexander
Title: 
Prof
Institution/Company: 
University of Leicester
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Leicester
Zip/Postal Code: 
LE1 7RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
4509
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Prof Richard Alexander