Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7108212 (Ref #: EPSMA1067)
- Posting Date: Aug 17, 2022
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded project for 36 months, which will investigate tidal flows in stars and giant planets, with the goal to understand the mechanisms of tidal dissipation. The project will involve performing hydrodynamical or magnetohydrodynamical simulations to study tidal flows in spherical or ellipsoidal geometry, using and extending one or more existing codes. The results from these calculations will be applied to interpret current observations of extrasolar planets and close binary stars, and to make predictions for future observations.
You will work in close contact with Dr Adrian Barker and Professors Rainer Hollerbach and Chris Jones in the Department of Applied Mathematics, and you will join the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics research group, which is one of the largest such groups in the world. This project will strongly complement and benefit from other related projects at Leeds, such as those in magnetic and thermal evolution of magnetars and in direct statistical simulation of astrophysical fluids. The post is currently available for a start date as soon as possible, ideally before 1st October 2022, but later start dates can be negotiated.
You will have a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or Planetary Sciences), together with experience in large-scale computing. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.
We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Adrian Barker, Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5165 or email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Mathematics|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £36,382 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Up to 3 years (grant funding))|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 16 August 2022|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 15 September 2022|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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