Postdoctoral Researcher in Exoplanetary and Stellar Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University College London
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astrophysics group at University College London is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, to work on observational projects combining exoplanetary and stellar astrophysics.  The position is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and will primarily focus on the Galactic origin and chemistry of planetary bodies that pollute the surfaces of white dwarf stars, and their circumstellar debris disks.

Applicants with backgrounds in Planetary or Earth Sciences are encouraged to apply, as well as those with experience working with large survey data.  This position is funded for two years in the first instance, with a possible extension for a third year, to start in Fall 2018.

The successful applicant will join our large and vibrant Astrophysics group, located in the heart of London and near to myriad sites and attractions.  S/he will have access to cutting edge facilities such as the VLT, ALMA, and several other world-class telescopes.  They will also have the opportunity to teach, mentor, and co-supervise student research projects.

A PhD in Physics or Astrophysics, Planetary or Earth Sciences, or a closely related field is required, and the applicant is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The ideal candidate should be familiar with the reduction of photometric and spectroscopic data at multiple wavelengths.  Previous experience with large survey data, stellar abundances, or circumstellar disks are all highly desirable.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made to Jay Farihi,, +44 207 549 5812

For queries regarding the application process, please contact Kay Nakum,, +44 207 679 3458

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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