Research Fellow in Computational Astrochemistry
Leeds, United Kingdom
Job posting number: #7089750 (Ref:EPSPA1045)
Posted: November 26, 2021
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in molecular modelling techniques? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?
You will work on a UKRI-funded project with Dr Catherine Walsh to investigate the role of stellar radiation on the chemistry of ices in the planet- and comet-building regions around young stars. You will exploit molecular modelling to study how radiation affects the stability and chemistry of complex organic molecules in the ice phase. You will use these techniques to predict outcomes and reaction rates for ices irradiated by the range of radiation fields suitable for young stars, and for the different ice environments expected in planet-forming disks.
You will have a PhD (or you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in astrophysics, astrochemistry, or physical chemistry, you will have experience in molecular modelling techniques, and a developing track record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Catherine Walsh, Associate Professor
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0958 or email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Physics & Astronomy|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,587 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:||Thursday 25 November 2021|
|Closing Date:||Monday 03 January 2022|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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