The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Astrophysics. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Jorick Vink on developing models for the atmospheres and winds of massive stars. The goal is to compute accurate, dynamically consistent mass-loss rates that can be employed in stellar evolution models of massive stars.
Situated near the centre of Armagh, Northern Ireland, the historic Armagh Observatory has active research groups working in stellar, galactic, solar and solar-system astronomy. This is a fixed-term position funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Applicants should have a recent PhD in astrophysics with a strong research record in relevant areas, including substantial experience in the use of major stellar physics software. The position is available for three years, and can commence on 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Starting salary will be in the range £28,323 - £30,929.
Full details of the post are available via our website at www.armagh.ac.uk. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, an equal opportunity monitoring form and the names of three referees, who may be approached, to: Human Resources, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org), to arrive no later than 3pm on Monday 19 of February 2018. Enquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Jorick Vink: email@example.com .