Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hot, Luminous Stars

Paul Crowther

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for a PPARC funded PDRA to work with Dr Paul Crowther on programmes involved with hot, luminous stars, which include (i) analysis of mid-IR Spitzer spectroscopic observation of Wolf-Rayet stars involving the use of stellar atmosphere codes; (ii) ground and space based ultraviolet, optical and infrared studies of the stellar content of young, massive clusters within the Milky Way and external galaxies.

A PhD or equivalent in astrophysics or a related discipline is essential. Candidates should have interests of relevance to the research programme, for which experience with the analysis of spectroscopic observations of hot, luminous stars is highly desirable.

The position is tenable from 1 May 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of up to 35 months at a salary from 23,457 per annum, depending upon age and experience.

Attention/Comments: Applications may be made online at, quoting reference PR2335, or by sending a full CV, together with a covering letter to arrive no later than 1 April 2006 to: Staff Recruitment Service, Human Resources, University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK (two copies of each), plus the names of two referees. Please also send a copy of your CV directly to Paul Crowther (, to whom informal enquiries may be made.



Deadline: 1 April 06