|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 Grade 7, per annum|
|Placed On:||10th January 2023|
|Closes:||7th February 2023|
The Department of Physics invites applications for STFC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associates in theoretical and observational research
The successful applicant will work with Dr Patricia Schady on proprietary JWST NIRSpec data of gamma-ray burst host galaxies to provide the first cross-calibration of emission and absorption line metallicities at z>2. The research will involve a detailed analysis of sensitive emission line fixed slit and IFU data to study the observed emission line properties, and compare them to absorption line kinematics and abundances obtained from GRB afterglow spectra. You will be encouraged to submit your own future JWST GO programmes and work on larger, publicly available JWST/NIRSpec datasets of star-forming galaxy populations with which to place the GRB host galaxy properties into context.
You will work alongside members of the Bath Astrophysics Group, whose research interests include compact objects, cosmology, galaxy structure and kinematics, time-domain astrophysics, stellar populations, star formation, and ISM conditions.
The Bath Astrophysics Group is a full consortium member of the multiplexed ESO/4MOST spectroscopic survey and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), providing proprietary access to data from both these facilities for the duration of the PDRA.
The University of Bath provides access to both onsite and cloud HPC facilities, as well as time on the GW4 network’s “Isambard” Tier 2 high-performance computing service.
All positions are funded for three years, with an anticipated start date in the Spring or Summer of 2023.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Tsang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Hendrik van Eerten (email@example.com) or Dr Patricia Schady (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As part of your application, you should upload your curriculum vitae, publication list, and research statement.
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