Research Fellow in Astrophysics - ML5510
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, Salary: £30,424 per annum, Fixed term: 24 months, Start: As soon as possible

The School of Physics & Astronomy of the University of St Andrews is seeking an ambitious Research Fellow to work on brown dwarf and planetary atmosphere theory.  

Applications are invited for a researcher in the area of charge processes, magnetic field coupling, non-equilibrium chemistry, cloud formation processes applied to brown dwarfs and planetary atmospheres. You will be part of an ERC research group (www.leap2010.eu) that studies charge processes in planetary atmospheres and is funded by the European Research Council under the FP7 work program Ideas.  

The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment.  The research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in extra-solar planets, in protoplanetary disk, in star formation, in magnetic activity, and in star-planet interaction as well as in gravitational lensing and galaxy dynamics.  

You should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. The post will start as soon as possible, the appointment will be for an initial period of two years, and is in collaboration with Dr Christiane Helling funded by an ERC starting grant with funds for computing, publications, travel, etc.  

Informal enquiries to Christiane Helling, e-mail: ch@leap2010.eu

Ref No: ML5510

Closing Date: 30 October 2013

Further Particulars
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School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £30,424 per annum
Fixed term: 24 months
Start: As soon as possible