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Research Fellow (101165-019)

Fixed Term Contract until 30 May 2021

The Astronomy & Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick is seeking an ambitious post-doctoral researcher to work within the project “Evolution of white dwarfs with 3D model atmospheres”.

The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant held by Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay, and the candidate will join an existing team of PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers. The proposed project will be centred on the exploitation of the Gaia Data Release 2 data for white dwarfs. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to investigate questions ranging from the star formation history in the Milky Way, the physics of crystallization in white dwarfs, and 3D model atmospheres.

Candidates must hold, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics. Experience in stellar evolution, model atmospheres, Galactic astronomy, or analyses of large surveys will be a strong advantage.

The position is available from 1 June 2019 for a duration of two years.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).

Applicants should also submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research accomplishments & interests and relevant technical experience, as well as a CV including a full publication list.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr. Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay

Fri 25 January 2019, 09:44 | Tags: Research, Astronomy and Astrophysics