Hintze Fellowship in Radio Transients

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Applications are invited for a Hintze Fellowship in Radio Transients. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.

This project will involve the acquisition and analysis of radio data on a range of explosive and time variable astrophysical phenomena, primarily from the AMI-LA and MeerKAT radio telescopes. Targets include X-ray Binaries, Tidal Disruption Events, Gamma Ray Bursts and other jet-powered Supernova, as well as the radio counterparts of gravitational wave sources arising from merging neutron stars.

The successful candidate will help to run our extensive transients and variables programme with the AMI-LA radio telescope, and will be part of a larger team with involvement in many scientific projects such as ThunderKAT on the MeerKAT radio telescope. They will be expected to be able to critically analyse results and report on them via publications and oral presentations, while working as part of a team. The post holder will have the opportunity to teach. Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in astrophysics or a related field. Some demonstrable experience with time domain and/or radio astronomy is required as well as excellent communication skills, and ability to manage own academic research and associated activities. Familiarity with the astrophysics of accretion, radio emission, explosions and jet formation is desirable.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Rob Fender (rob.fender@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 January 2018 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.


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