Postdoctoral research fellows in Exoplanets - University of Warwick
The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group in the field of exoplanet observations. The appointment will run for three years, starting on or before 1st February 2024.
The fellow will work with Dr. David Armstrong and Dr Heather Cegla as part of the UK Frontier Research Grant (previously ERC Starter Grant) “Investigating the nature and origins of planets in the Neptunian Desert”), with additional support from a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The post is expected to be primarily observational and/or data analysis, and can flexibly focus on a number of relevant topics in the exoplanet field, with all research targeted towards building an understanding of planets in and near the desert.
Applicants must hold or be about to attain a PhD in astrophysics and have a proven/developing research track record. The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively independently and as part of a team. Experience in observational astronomy, particularly exoplanet discovery, characterisation, internal structure, population studies or stellar activity is desirable. Time will be available for independent research that aligns with the overall goals of the grant.
The post is available immediately, with the start date being flexible to accommodate external circumstances. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, especially those from underrepresented groups.
Informal inquiries are welcomed to Dr. David Armstrong ([email protected]).
The closing date for applications is 5 December 2023. For full position information, and details on how to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/4v5es34n