Postdoctoral Position on Infrared Interferometry and High-Angular Resolution Imaging of Protoplanetary Disks

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Exeter
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Stocker Road
City: 
Exeter
State/Province: 
Devon
Zip/Postal: 
EX4 4QL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter invites applications for a highly qualified Research Fellow to work on observational studies of protoplanetary disk structure & planet formation and related instrumentation efforts.

The fellow will work in the group of Prof. Stefan Kraus on studying time-variable, planet-induced structures in the inner-most astronomical unit of protoplanetary disks. Our international team built the MIRC-X 6-telescope imager at the CHARA array and conducts a large imaging survey on young stellar objects that is complemented with observations from ESO's VLT Interferometer. Our ongoing instrumentation work at CHARA and VLTI aims to enable infrared interferometry at high spectral resolution.

The Research Fellow will analyse CHARA and VLTI data, interpret the observations using state-of-the-art physical models, and contribute to our instrumentation efforts. We are particularly interested in candidates who would like to contribute to our software or engineering work and/or have prior expertise in modeling complex multi-wavelength data sets. The post offers opportunities to collaborate with Exeter theory experts and colleagues at the University of Michigan+CHARA and includes funding for computing & travel as well as access to the Exeter supercomputing facilities.

A PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline is required. The appointment will be for 3 years from April 1, 2021, and subject to a probation period. Later start dates will be considered.

Application Instructions:

Please apply using the Exeter job portal (https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk, keyword P75275). Applications should include a single PDF file with cover letter, CV, publication list, and statement of research interests (max. of 3 pages). Please arrange for 3 academic reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Kraus (email: s.kraus@exeter.ac.uk).

Applications received by February 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. The College is committed to providing equal opportunities and advancing the representation of women and minorities in STEM/M subjects.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
The starting salary will be £35,845 (Grade F).
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Stefan Kraus
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Exeter
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Stocker Road
City: 
Exeter
State/Province: 
Devon
Zip/Postal Code: 
EX4 4QL
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44-1392-724125
Email: 
s.kraus@exeter.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
P75275
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Stefan Kraus
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Position on Infrared Interferometry and High-Angular Resolution Imaging of Protoplanetary Disks
Email: 
s.kraus@exeter.ac.uk