Research Fellow in Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Surrey
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Stag Hill
City: 
Guildford
State/Province: 
Surrey
Zip/Postal: 
GU2 7XH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRA) position in the Astrophysics Research Group of the University of Surrey, working with Dr. Payel Das in the area of galactic archaeology, dynamics and evolution. The position is funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, 'GaLaxy Evolution with Action-based Modelling (GLEAM)', aimed at understanding the evolution of nearby galaxies, including our own. Combining ground-based spectroscopic surveys and Gaia with models of stellar atmospheres and evolution has enabled 6D phase-space coordinates, ages, stellar parameters, and multiple chemical abundances (chrono-chemo-kinematic data) to be determined for millions of stars in the Milky Way. Possible projects include 1.) building new state-of-the-art machine-learning tools to determine cross-calibrated catalogues of chrono-chemo-kinematic data across many surveys; 2.) building new chemo-dynamical models of the Milky Way to exploit these high-dimensional datasets and derive its formation history.

Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied mathematics, computer science or a closely related discipline. Candidates should apply on-line and provide both a curriculum vitae (including a publication list) and a 2-3 page statement of past research and proposed research to carry out on the GLEAM project.

This position is for up to two years, with a possible extension contingent on further funding. The preferred start date is 1st October 2022, though a later start may be possible on request. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Payel Das ([email protected]) for further information.

Salary: GBP £33,309 - £37,468 per annum

For a complete description and to submit an application, please visit the University of Surrey website:

https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=034922

 

 

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Please see advert text for salary range
Included Benefits: 

We offer a generous annual leave allowance, defined pension scheme, exclusive discounted membership for the Surrey Sports Park, and on-site childcare facilities.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Peta Thompson
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HR Operations Assistant
Institution/Company: 
University of Surrey
Department Name: 
HR Operations
Street Line 1: 
Stag Hill
City: 
Guildford
State/Province: 
Surrey
Zip/Postal Code: 
GU2 7XH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
034922
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Dr Payel Das
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Research Fellow in Astrophysics