Research Fellow in Star Formation

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

February 20, 2022


Research Fellow in Star Formation

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Star Formation? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

You will join the Astrophysics Group, working specifically with Professor Mark Thompson while he holds the post of Head of School.

You will study the formation and evolution of massive stars across the Milky Way by exploiting a multi-wavelength ensemble of Galactic Plane Surveys and designing follow-on observational or theoretical studies. You will have a PhD in Astronomy or a closely related discipline and experience in the reduction or interpretation of astronomical data between far-infrared to radio- wavelengths.

In addition to carrying out a research project determined in discussion with Prof Thompson, you will be an excellent communicator, responsible for day-to- day interactions with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and taking an active part in next generation single-dish or interferometric surveys. You will additionally undertake some teaching in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Mark Thompson, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years (temporary need)) Release Date: Thursday 20 January 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 20 February 2022 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: EPSPA1050 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed...