Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics [closing 17.01.20]

Страна: Великобритания;

Город: Leeds

Добавлена: 26.12.2019

Работодатель: The University of Leeds

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For researchers;

Дедлайн подачи: 17.01.2020


We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded project, 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 and magnetohydrodynamical simulations to study tidal flows in spherical, ellipsoidal or Cartesian geometries, 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.

You will work in close contact with Dr. Adrian Barker 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 STFC-funded projects at Leeds, such as those in planetary/stellar dynamos, and magnetic and thermal evolution of magnetars. The post will be available from 1st April 2020.

You will have a PhD 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. 

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