Post-doctoral Researcher in Stellar Populations and Globular Clusters - 2 years fixed term in the first instance (possible 1 year extension)
£32,004 - £38,183 per annum
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in stellar populations and globular clusters (GC) formation and evolution, working with Prof. Nate Bastian at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, UK. The goals of this ERC funded project are to:
1) test current theories for the origin of multiple populations in GCs with observations and simulations of massive clusters (both young and old);
2) develop alternative theories for multiple populations;
3) use GCs to constrain the formation and evolution of galaxies.
You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date. We seek candidates from a wide variety of fields, including applicants with expertise in (but not limited to): observations/theories of multiple populations in GCs (including stellar abundance measurements with medium/high resolution spectroscopy or crowded field photometry); the behaviour of gas and dust in the ISM and the formation of stellar clusters; star/planet formation within massive clusters; detailed stellar evolution calculations including stellar rotation; or observations/simulations of galaxy assembly and their stellar populations.
The position is guaranteed for a period of two years in the first instance, with a possibility of extension for a further 1 year subject to performance.
Informal enquiries may be made to Nate Bastian, email: N.J.Bastian@ljmu.ac.uk.
For more information and to apply, click here. Application deadline is 15th August 2017.