Research Associates in Theoretical Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Cambridge
Department Name: 
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
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Centre for Mathematical Sciences
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Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Research Associates in Theoretical Astrophysics

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Salary: £30,046 - £40,322

Limit of tenure: 3 years

Closing date: 3 December 2019

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Up to three positions may be offered, depending on the availability of funding. The successful candidates will work with academic staff (Dr Henrik Latter, Professor Gordon Ogilvie, Dr Roman Rafikov) on theoretical and computational projects related to: the dynamics of accretion discs; the formation, evolution and dynamics of exoplanets; the tidal interactions of planets, stars and discs; and the dynamics of stellar systems and the origin of gravitational wave sources.

The successful candidate will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical astrophysics, N-body, planetary, or fluid dynamics, or magnetohydrodynamics, and have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

The positions are expected to be available from 1 April 2020, but the start date is flexible and could be delayed until October 2020 at the latest.

Further information about the Astrophysics Group can be found at

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting or individual group members.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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