Research Fellow in Star and Planet Formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
North Haugh
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal: 
KY169SS
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for an ambitious researcher to work on the formation of brown dwarfs and free-floating planets. The fellow will work with Dr. Aleks Scholz and the SONYC collaboration on a multi-faceted observational study of young brown dwarfs, using data from JWST, Gaia, Kepler/K2 and JCMT. SONYC is short for 'Substellar Objects in Nearby Young Clusters', an international long-term project to investigate young brown dwarfs down to masses comparable to giant planets. The team has Guaranteed Time for Cycle 1 at the James Webb Space Telescope and access to the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope as well as the Las Cumbres Observatory global telescope network.

The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment. Astrophysics research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in star formation, protoplanetary discs, extra-solar planets, stellar magnetic activity, star-planet interaction, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, galaxy dynamics and cosmology. The School hosts members of the recently founded cross-disciplinary Center for Exoplanet Science.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by the appointment start date, with experience in multi-wavelength or time-domain observations of young stellar or substellar objects. The position is available for a starting date between 1 May 2018 and 1 September 2018, for a period of three years.  The position is supported by an STFC consolidated grant and includes funds for computing and travel.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research experience and interests through the online application system. They should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr Aleks Scholz.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Aleks Scholz
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
School of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
North Haugh
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife
Zip/Postal Code: 
KY169SS
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44 (0)1334 46 1668
Email: 
as110@st-andrews.ac.uk
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Aleks Scholz
Subject: 
Research Fellow
Email: 
as110@st-andrews.ac.uk