VCRF: Exoplanets

For convenience the advertisement for this position is reproduced below. To apply please go to the UH jobs site and search for jobs in 'Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics' or for job ID 014874.

Research Fellow: Exoplanet Research
School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics/Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
£32,004 - £38,183 per annum dependent on skills and experience

FTE: Full time position, working 37 hours per week (1 FTE)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for 5 years from October 2017

Qualifications required:

Qualifications must include a PhD in Astrophysics or closely related discipline.  The successful candidate will have a suitable portfolio of existing innovative independent research relevant to the post and a proposal for future work.

Description of the research activity and area:

The Fellow will be expected to establish a high-impact research programme and enhance and complement our existing research portfolio in exoplanet research. They will have complementary expertise in for example, radial velocities, direct imaging or transits all of which form the basis of cutting edge facilities. This is a research intensive position that carries an optional teaching workload of at most 6 hours per week during term time, involving teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Skills and experience needed:

The Fellow will have established him/herself as an independent researcher, capable of establishing a programme of research activity within the scope of the project. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills in both spoken and written English and a track record of publications in high impact journals. The Fellow will be expected to build capacity in the area of exoplanet research and participate in attracting external funding, previous success being a desirable attribute. They should be able to establish good working relationships, and work closely with members of the Centre and the broader School of Physics Astronomy & Mathematics, at the University of Hertfordshire and with partner organisations as appropriate.