Research Fellow in Stellar Atmosphere Modelling and Exoplanet Characterisation

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a motivated and driven Research Fellow within the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group to commence as soon as possible with up to 3 years of funding depending on the start date (preferably as soon as possible). Backgrounds in solar or stellar physics are preferred, especially in the area of stellar modelling; areas outside these are encouraged if they complement the project. Experience with exoplanet science is desirable. The application closing date is 26 November 2023.

The successful candidate will work with Dr Heather M. Cegla on the “Pathway to the Confirmation and Characterisation of Habitable Alien Worlds,” funded by the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship programme. They will utilise state-of-the-art 3D magnetohydrodynamical simulations and perform spectral line synthesis to create realistic stellar surface simulations. The aim is to further our understanding of exoplanet hosts and improve the radial velocity detection and mass confirmation of low-mass, long period planets.

The Astrophysics group at Warwick is one of the UK’s leading exoplanet research groups, and provides an excellent environment for a motivated Research Fellow to further their scientific career. 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 and those from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged and welcome.

For more details on candidate requirements and responsibilities, essential and desirable criteria, and the application procedure, please see and links therein.