Department of Physics
Salary: £30,688 to £34,520 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in the Astrophysics Research Group of the University of Surrey. The post is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The Research Fellow will undertake research to improve the binary_c framework for stellar population modelling, development of which is led in Surrey. Binary_c with be extended to include evolution of very massive single and binary stars, and algorithms to model ongoing accretion onto very massive stars. This will then be applied to stellar population statistics of very massive single and binary stars with applications to stellar clusters, supernova statistics, close binary evolution and galactic chemical evolution.
Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied mathematics, computer science or a closely related discipline. Knowledge of stellar evolution, binary stars, stellar modelling, high-performance computing and computer programming are highly desirable. Candidates should apply on-line and provide both a curriculum vitae (including a publication list) and a statement of research interests.
The astrophysics group at the University of Surrey has interests in both observational astronomy and theoretical astrophysics with particular focus on stars, compact objects, stellar clusters, galaxies and cosmology. The group participates in a range of national and international projects, and works with its partner universities in SEPnet. The group is part of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering including the nuclear physics group which has many related interests.
This is a three year fixed-term position to start from April 2018.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Robert Izzard (email@example.com) and/or Prof. Mark Gieles (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Applicants should ensure two letters of recommendation are sent to the contact persons.
Applications should be submitted online at the following link https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=003818.
Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,688) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£31,604).