Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position in supernovae and transient studies at Trinity College Dublin related to the ERC-funded project, SUPERSTARS, led by Prof. Kate Maguire. The project includes building and studying new Type Ia supernova samples with the goal of constraining their progenitors, explosion physics and diversity, as well as helping to build next-generation cosmology samples. The group are heavily involved in the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and the successful candidate will contribute to these efforts, including leading studies of thermonuclear transients discovered and followed as part of ZTF. The group are also involved in the planning and optimisation of the 4MOST spectroscopic survey of extragalactic transients, TiDES.
Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics or a related field, or have satisfied the requirements for a PhD, by the time of appointment. Demonstrated expertise in the field of supernovae and related transient events is strongly desired. Experience in observational data reduction and analysis of optical light curves and spectra of transients would be welcomed. The successful candidate will be encouraged to actively contribute and interact with other researchers in the lively and international research environment of the Astrophysics Research Group at Trinity College Dublin, as well as the international teams the group are a part of.
The position is available for two years and is available for an immediate start, although a later starting date can be negotiated.
How to apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter together with a CV (with publication list) and a one-page summary of their current and future research activities to [email protected] by the application deadline. Candidates should provide the names of two academic references.
The success of Trinity College Dublin is built on the diversity of its staff and students. Applications for this post from traditionally under-represented groups in physics are particularly welcome.