Research Fellow in ALMA Observations of Protoplanetary Disks
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have
an established background in (sub) millimetre or radio observations of star-
and/or planet-forming regions and an interest in the field of astrochemistry?
Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-
You will work on an STFC-funded project with Dr Catherine Walsh in the
Astrophysics Group to investigate the chemistry of complex organic molecules
in planet-forming disks around nearby young stars.
You will carry out a research program to search for emission from complex
organic molecules in nearby protoplanetary disks using observations from the
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). You will conduct
analyses of the data to derive the distribution and abundance of complex
organic molecules using molecular line radiative transfer methods. You will
aid interpretation of the data by running astrochemical models to determine
the chemical origin of complex organic molecules in protoplanetary disks.
With a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field (or if you will have submitted
your thesis prior to taking up the appointment), you will have experience in
the reduction and analysis of observational data at (sub)millimeter or radio
wavelengths and a developing track record of peer-reviewed publications in
The starting date will be no later than 01 October 2022.
This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be
undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working
What we offer in return
25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed
by custom (including Christmas) – That's over 40 days a year!
Pension schemes with a generous contribution from the University.
Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our
state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle
circuit, and sports halls.
Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational
Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses
including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please
Dr Catherine Walsh, Associate Professor
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 30958 or email: C.Walsb@leeds.ac.uk
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 months, starting no later than 01 Oct
2022 (grant funding))
Release Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Closing Date: Friday 23 September 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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