Research Associate in Supernova Dust: (destruction and survival rates)

University College London - Physics & Astronomy

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The aim of the project is to carry numerical hydrodynamical and hydromagnetic simulations of the effects of supernova forward and reverse shocks on dust particles, with the aim of quantifying lifetimes of supernova dust and interstellar dust against destruction by sputtering and grain-grain collisions.

This ERC-funded position is available for three years in the first instance. The start date can be from March 1st 2017 .

The successful applicant will be involved in the research programme outlined above and will have a PhD in a relevant area of Astrophysics.
Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Candidates should have experience in writing and using numerical codes for astrophysical applications.
Candidates should be familiar with dust astrophysics.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Mrs Kay Nakum, .uk (+44 (0)20 3549 5807). Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor M J Barlow,  (Tel: +44 (0)20 3549 5810).

Closing Date: 15 January 2017. Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC.

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