Research Fellow in Exoplanets and Solar/Stellar Physics

May 8, 2020, from Heather Cegla

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a motivated and driven Research Fellow within the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group. The initial appointment will be for 3 years (possibility for extension).

The successful candidate will work with Dr Cegla on the ‘Pathway to the Confirmation and Characterisation of Habitable Alien Worlds,’ supported by the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship programme. They will characterise solar/stellar surface variability and measure the alignment between exoplanetary orbits and their host stars rotational spin-axis. In doing so, they will also spatially resolve distant stars, investigate stellar surface variability, determine stellar differential rotation across main sequence stars, and validate state-of-the-art solar/stellar simulations.

The Astrophysics group at Warwick is one of the UK’s leading exoplanet research groups (working closely with the Plasma Physics group), and provides an excellent environment for a motivated Research Fellow to further their scientific career. Some of the post holders time may be available for their own independent research, preferably in the area of exoplanets or stellar/solar physics within the Physics Department at Warwick. The University of Warwick strongly values equity, diversity and inclusion, and the Physics Department will provide a healthy working environment, dedicated to outstanding scientific guidance, mentorship and personal development. We are committed to individuals with care giving duties and can offer flexible working hours. Applications for a part-time position will be considered.

Deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT, 3 July 2020.

The anticipated start date is September/October 2020, but this is flexible.

For more details on candidate requirements/responsibilities and to apply, please see

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/vacancies

 


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