The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast seeks to make two permanent appointments at lecturer level (assistant professor equivalent) in the Astrophysics Research Centre. We are seeking high calibre candidates with outstanding research records who have the potential to build their own research groups and establish exceptional research programmes. Successful candidates will be provided with a generous startup package and guaranteed PhD studentships to launch their research team.
The lecturers will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching activities of the School, and to sustain their research team through external funding. Staff have access to many lines of national funding (e.g. STFC, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society) and European funding lines such as Horizon 2020 and the ERC. Successful candidates will be expected to build on recent funding successes in ARC.
The research interests of the successful candidates must complement and strengthen existing research within the Astrophysics Research Centre. Main areas of scientific interest include supernovae and transients, extrasolar planets and the chemistry of protoplantary disks, solar physics and solar system physics. Wide-field astronomy and time-domain astrophysics underpin our research interests and future research strategy. We anticipate strengthening these areas with the two appointments, and envisage at least one of the positions will be in the area of extrasolar planets. Candidates working in either theoretical or observational aspects of these areas are encouraged to apply.
The start-up package includes £10,000 personal funding, access to PhD studentships, and access to ARC’s substantial project investment portfolio.
Starting Salary is on the AC2/3 scale: £34,233-£50,200 per annum (including contribution points)
Informal enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the search committee Professor Stephen Smartt: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +44 (0)28 9097 1245.
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