The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull invites applications for a new postdoctoral research position in Computational Astrophysics. The successful applicant will join a vibrant, rapidly expanding, and collaborative group, and contribute to our ambitious plans to establish one of the United Kingdom's premier centres for astrophysics within the country.
An initial three-year full-time appointment will be made in the field of theoretical or computational stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, nuclear astrophysics and chemical evolution of the elements. Special interest will be given to the production of elements heavier than iron, and on the study of the intermediate-neutron capture process in stars. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely-related field. Demonstrable skills in computational stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis and/or chemical evolution simulations and data analysis will be required. The successful candidate will have open access to ‘viper’, the University of Hull’s new High Performance Computing (HPC) Facility; commissioned in June 2016, ‘viper’ is one of the country’s most powerful HPC facilities. Further, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the international NuGrid collaboration and the UK BRIDGCE collaboration, while extensive opportunities for establishing long-term international collaborations are also provided by the established links between the E.A. Milne Centre and the NSF’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics.
The University of Hull is one of the most picturesque campuses in the country, with the city and region enjoying a peerless appreciation for and support of science and mathematics, in part thanks to the historical connection to both Arthur Milne and John Venn.
The fellowship is available from as early as September 2018. The appointment will be made at the University's Band 7 level. You can learn more about this position and apply online at https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=FS0357.
To discuss this role informally, please contact Dr Marco Pignatari, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only on-line applications are accepted. Please include your CV, a summary of your interests and potential collaborative research plans for the coming 2-3 years in your application. Show also how you meet the criteria of the given person specification.