The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds invites applications for a research postdoctoral fellow in Star Formation, with a fixed end-date of 31 March 2024.
You will work on an STFC-funded project with Prof Oudmaijer, Dr Lumsden and Prof Hoare to investigate high spatial and spectral resolution near- and mid-infrared studies of massive young stellar objects (MYSOs).
You will carry out a programme to study the sub-au to 100 au scale structures due to binarity, accretion and outflows. The observations include high resolution spectroscopy and IR interferometry of accretion disks, jets, and winds. The programme will exploit the large sample of MYSOs discovered by the Red MSX Source survey led by the Leeds group to study the massive star formation processes as a function of mass and evolutionary stage.
With a PhD (or will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in Astrophysics or a closely allied discipline, you will have experience in infrared/optical observational astronomy and a developing track record of peer reviewed publications in international journals.
The application deadline is Monday the 15th of November 2021, and the starting date will be by arrangement.
For more information on the application and more particulars see the link http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/ (reference EPSPA1039), for more information on the project, you can also contact Prof René Oudmaijer at [email protected]