Three postdoctoral research positions in theoretical and observational astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Bath
Department Name: 
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Claverton Down
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics invites applications for STFC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associates in theoretical and observational research on the topics of “Multi-messenger probes of neutron star physics (Theory)” (Dr David Tsang), “The modern radio view of gamma-ray burst afterglows (Theory/Numerical)” (Dr Hendrik van Eerten) and “Connecting the absorption and emission line view of the cosmic chemical enrichment (Observational)” (Dr Patricia Schady).

We welcome candidates with experience in computational, theoretical and observational astrophysics with interests in time-domain astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, neutron star physics, nuclear astrophysics, and galaxy chemical enrichment.

About us

You will work alongside members of the Bath Astrophysics Group, whose research interests include compact objects, cosmology, galaxy structure and kinematics, time-domain astrophysics, stellar populations, star formation, and ISM conditions.

The Bath Astrophysics Group is a full consortium member of the multiplexed ESO/4MOST spectroscopic survey and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), providing proprietary access to data from both these facilities for the duration of the PDRA.

The University of Bath provides access to both onsite and cloud HPC facilities, as well as time on the GW4 network’s “Isambard” Tier 2 high-performance computing service.

Further information

All positions are funded for three years, with an anticipated start date in the Spring or Summer of 2023.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Tsang ([email protected]), Dr Hendrik van Eerten ([email protected]) or Dr Patricia Schady ([email protected]).

As part of your application, you should upload your curriculum vitae, publication list, and research statement.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$43021.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51327.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for.
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr Patricia Schady