Research Assistant/Associate in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate to work with Professor Tamara Rogers on the STFC-funded project ‘Internal Gravity Waves in Evolved Stars’. You will also work closely with collaborator Prof. Conny Aerts’ team at University of Leuven.

A variety of observations of evolved stars (photometric, asteroseismic) indicate hydrodynamic (HD) and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes (not accounted for in one-dimensional models) are present. Understanding how these processes contribute to the rotational and chemical evolution of a star are necessary if a complete picture of stellar evolution is to be realised.

The objectives of this project are to carry out 3D hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of the interiors of evolved stars in order to understand how convectively driven internal gravity waves contribute to the rotational and chemical evolution of the stars.

You will work with other members of the team (at Newcastle University and the University of Leuven) to compare results with photometric and asteroseismic observations and to contribute to developing a theoretical model to incorporate these effects into one-dimensional stellar evolution models. Frequent scientific visits between the two institutions are foreseen.

It is essential that you have strong numerical skills and experience, as well as a good understanding of the physics of stellar interiors.

To apply for the position, please visit and search for 975 - Research Assistant/Associate

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
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