Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy
The above 3-year (University-funded) fixed term, full-time post is available immediately in the Faculty.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Exeter wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the research of Prof. Tim Harries.
The successful applicant will analyse and model high-resolution observations of protoplanetary discs obtained using the Gemini Planet Imager instrument. They will use the Exeter-led Monte Carlo radiative code TORUS (extending it where necessary) to model these observations in order to investigate the mechanisms that produce large-scale structures in the discs. They will use archive data and write follow-up observing proposals in order to construct multi-wavelength datasets in order to better constrain the disc structure and dynamics.
The successful applicant will have experience in observational and numerical modelling studies of protostellar discs and possess sufficient specialist knowledge to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants should be able to analyse complex high-resolution datasets of disc imaging, run supercomputer simulations to produce numerical models, and develop follow-up proposals for time on ground- and space-based facilities.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
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What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength.
For further information please contact Prof. Tim Harries, e-mail [email protected] or telephone (01392) 724158.