Postdoctoral Research Associate in cometary science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Edinburgh
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of cometary science. The successful candidate will join the research group led by Dr Colin Snodgrass and Dr Cyrielle Opitom at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Edinburgh.

The research goal of this position is to advance our understanding of the formation, evolution, and composition of comets. The successful candidate will work together with Dr Snodgrass and Dr Opitom on a variety of projects in this area, depending on their experience and research interests. Potential areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

-          The study of comet composition at infrared wavelengths

-          Cometary science with the Rubin Observatory LSST

-          The analysis of archival data from the ESA Rosetta mission

-          Theoretical modelling of any aspect of comet formation or activity processes

-          Studies relevant to the development of the ESA Comet Interceptor mission

This position is initially for a fixed term of two years, but may be extended, subject to available funding.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of nationality. Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be asked to provide documents to demonstrate your right to work in the UK. Further information, including advice on visa options, is available on our right to work webpages.

Please include your CV, a research proposal (2 pages) and the names of two referees.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46500.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55500.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 23, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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