|£37,099 to £40,521 per annum
|6th December 2023
|31st January 2024
Start Date: April 1st 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter Fixed term until 31 March 2027
The School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking an ambitious Research Fellow to work on the exploration of free-floating planetary-mass objects and brown dwarfs in star forming regions using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and other facilities.
Applications are invited for an active researcher in the area of star and planet formation. The fellow will work with Dr. Aleks Scholz and an international team on a multi-faceted observational study of young brown dwarfs and free-floating planetary-mass objects. The fellow is expected to work on data from JWST observations of star forming regions, complemented by data from other facilities.
The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment. Astrophysics research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in star formation, protoplanetary discs, extra-solar planets, stellar magnetic activity, star-planet interaction, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, galaxy dynamics and cosmology. The School hosts members of the cross-disciplinary Center for Exoplanet Science. Astronomers in the School have access to the Las Cumbres Observatory and to local telescopes, including the 37” James Gregory Telescope.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field by the appointment start date, with experience in multi-wavelength observations of young stellar or substellar objects. The position is available on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2027, starting 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is supported by an UKRI/STFC Small Award and includes funds for computing and travel.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Aleks Scholz, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the online application, candidates should send a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research experience and interests.
References will be requested at time of interview.
Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/
Closing Date: 31 January 2024
Interview Date: February 2024
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