Two PhD positions in Astrophysics at the University of Bath

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Bath
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Building 3 West
Street Line 2: 
University of Bath,
Street Line 3: 
Claverton Down
City: 
Bath
State/Province: 
Somerset
Zip/Postal: 
BA2 7AY
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Bath invites applications from outstanding candidates for two 3.5-year funded studentships to be held in the Bath Astrophysics Group on the observational study of galaxy chemical enrichment, and the theoretical astrophysics of neutron stars.

The first PhD project will involve the analysis of highly sensitive, spatially resolved spectral data to study in detail the chemical enrichment of the interstellar medium (ISM) within galaxies and across cosmic history. This project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Patricia Schady and Dr Stijn Wuyts, and will involve the analysis and interpretation of state-of-the-art VLT/MUSE emission line data, as well as absorption line data of distant and luminous gamma-ray bursts taken with the ESO Very Large Telescope X-shooter and UVES spectrographs.

The second PhD project will focus on multi-messenger detections of binary neutron star mergers, and use these to probe the physics of these energetic events, and of the extreme compact stars themselves. The successful applicant with develop theoretical models to neutron star dynamics and their dependence on the properties of neutron star matter, and nuclear physics. This PhD project will be supervised by Dr David Tsang and Dr Hendrik Van, and will make use of gravitational-wave constraints from Advanced LIGO/Virgo as well as swathe of electromagnetic data (Gamma-ray, X-ray, radio) of compact binary mergers as well as magnetars and pulsars.

More details on both advertised PhD projects can be found at the links below.

Applicants should have a background in the physical sciences and have or expect to gain a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent from an overseas University.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Patricia Schady at p.schady@bath.ac.uk, or Dr David Tsang at D.Tsang@bath.ac.uk.

Formal applications should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form below. 

Please ensure that you quote the supervisor’s name and project title in the ‘Your research interests’ section.

 

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$19369.51 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The 3.5-year funding covers UK/EU tuition fees, a training support fee of £1,000/annum and a tax-free maintenance allowance at the UKRI Doctoral Stipend rate (£14,777/annum in 2018-19). Please note only UK & EU students are eligible for this funding. Applicants classed as Overseas for tuition fee purposes are NOT eligible for funding; however, we welcome all-year-round applications from self-funded candidates and candidates who can source their own funding.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Patricia Schady or Dr. David Tsang
Institution/Company: 
University of Bath
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Building 3 West
Street Line 2: 
University of Bath
Street Line 3: 
Claverton Down,
City: 
Bath
State/Province: 
Somerset
Zip/Postal Code: 
BA2 7AY
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Patricia Schady or Dr. David Tsang
Subject: 
PhD Studentship in Astrophysics
Email: 
p.schady@bath.ac.uk or d.tsang@bath.ac.uk