Location - University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Salary - Starting salary between £30,942 and £33,797, with usual progression once in post to £40,322
Duration - Three years
Starting date - September - October 2020.
Link to apply - https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001RH...
The successful applicant will work with Dr Amaury Triaud as part of the BEBOP radial-velocity survey for circumbinary planets, an ERC and Leverhulme Trust funded project with large observing allocations on HARPS (ESO) and SOPHIE (OHP). We particularly seek applicants with expertise related with at least one of the following: n-body numerical integration, advanced statistical data analysis methods, high-resolution spectroscopy, Doppler imaging, photometric time series analysis, data mining, algorithm development and machine learning. Knowledge and expertise related to exoplanets and binary stars is also welcome. Expertise with fitting astrometric orbits is a plus.
The successful applicant is expected to create and contribute to the creation of scientific knowledge by undertaking a range of activities within the BEBOP search for circumbinary planets.
The position comes with a generous allowance to cover international travel and computing.
Mirroring the fact that exoplanets are diverse, we welcome applications from all backgrounds to enrich our research group.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of astronomers. The Sun, Stars, and Exoplanet group consist of four permanent researchers: Amaury Triaud, Guy Davies, Andrea Miglio and Bill Chaplin, along two main research themes: exoplanets and asteroseismology. Three of us hold ERC grants. The group benefits from newly refurbished offices at the heart of a beautiful campus. Birmingham is part of the Russell Group of British Universities.
Members of the group have responsibilities in ASTEP, SPECULOOS, TESS, Kepler and the PLATO 2.0 Mission.
Applications should include a CV, a list of 5 publications of your most appropriate work, a research statement describing how your expertise would fit within the project, and the names, addresses and emails of three reviewers to be contacted.