Research Associate

University of Leicester - Physics and Astronomy

Contract: Full-time, open-ended contract subject to fixed-term funding.

The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics. This position is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) grant awarded to Dr Richard Alexander, and will initially be available until 31 May 2021, with the possibility of extension depending on progress and funding considerations.

The project (“BuildingPlanS”) will use large suites of numerical simulations to link the architectures of observed exoplanet systems to their formation in protoplanetary discs. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out independent and collaborative research for this project, and will also have opportunities to collaborate more widely within the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (whose existing research programme includes star and planet formation, AGN physics, accretion discs, galactic dynamics and dark matter). We are therefore particularly interested in candidates with expertise in protoplanetary discs, planet formation and migration, or numerical hydrodynamics, but all applicants with a strong background in theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to the Principal Investigator, Dr Richard Alexander on rda5@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 3543.

Applications for this position must be received by midnight on the closing date above.

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