Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Globular Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £39.610 per annum
23 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Research
Salary £33,199 - £39.610 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 05/02/2019

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in stellar populations and globular clusters (GC) formation and evolution, working with Professor Nate Bastian at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

The goals of this ERC funded project are to 1) Test current theories for the origin of multiple populations in GCs with observations and simulations of massive clusters (both young and old). 2) Develop alternative theories for multiple populations. 3) Use GCs to constrain the formation and evolution of galaxies.

You should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field by the starting date. We seek candidates with a wide variety of experience, from expertise in observations/theories of multiple populations in GCs, to the behavior of gas and dust in the ISM and the formation of stellar clusters, as well as stellar evolution calculations including stellar rotation.

The start date is 1st March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nate Bastian, email:

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.