Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Stellar Evolution Modelling

The Armagh Observatory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Astrophysics. The successful applicant will work with Prof Simon Jeffery on developing models for the evolution, structure and fate of merged double white dwarf stars. Objectives include a study of the conditions necessary to avoid a supernova explosion, and a comparison with observed properties of evolved stars including hot subdwarfs.

Situated near the centre of Armagh, Northern Ireland, the historic Armagh Observatory has active research groups working in stellar, galactic, solar and solar-system astronomy. This is a fixed-term position funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council. Applicants should have a recent PhD in astrophysics with a strong research record in relevant areas, including substantial experience in the use of major stellar evolution software. The position is available for three years, and can commence on 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range £27,274 - £29,784 depending on experience.

Full details of the post are available at: PDF file. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and the names of three referees, who may be approached, to: Human Resources, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, UK (hrat signarm.ac.uk), to arrive no later than 3pm on 13 March 2015*. Enquires about the position can be directed to Prof Simon Jeffery: csjat signarm.ac.uk .

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* Deadline extended from 2 March 2015

Last Revised: 2015 February 11th