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College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow to work primarily with Dr. Stefan Kraus on observational studies related to star and planet formation. This position is funded through grants from the EU Marie Curie actions and the Leverhulme Trust. The post is funded for a fixed term period of 36 months commencing 01st October 2014, with a 12-month probationary period.
The broad goal of the position is to carry out original research on protoplanetary discs using high-angular resolution observations. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the PI on modelling VLTI infrared and/or ALMA sub-millimetre interferometric data and complementary spectroscopic data. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in modelling the line/continuum emission of protoplanetary discs or a strong background in accretion/outflow-launching physics. Prior experience with the technique of interferometry is not required, but would be an asset.
Applicants must possess a PhD in astrophysics or a related discipline, or expect to have earned one before taking up the position. The successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline and be able to supervise the work of others. Supercomputing resources and funding for computing equipment and travel will be available, and we will provide assistance with relocation costs where eligible.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees, along with a completed application and equal opportunities form to Dr. Stefan Kraus firstname.lastname@example.org phone +44 1392 724125 quoting the reference number P46264 in any correspondence.
To download the application and equal opportunities form please follow the below links;
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