Postdoctoral Research Associate in Massive stars

Dr. Jorick Vink

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a PPARC-funded PDRA to work with Dr Jorick Vink on a programme of massive star research.

The applicant should have or expect to obtain a PhD; a track record in the area of massive stars is desirable, though applicants from other fields with a strong numerical emphasis, e.g. in radiative transfer or hydrodynamics, are encouraged to apply.

The Keele Astrophysics group consists of 7 staff members, with research interests including star formation and stellar clusters, late stellar evolution, the interstellar medium, binary stars, and the detection of extra-solar planets.

The position is tenable from 1 May 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of 3 years. The salary, on the RA1A scale, will be in the range 20,044 to 30,002, depending upon experience.

The project is also part of a larger project on the evolutionary properties of massive stars and gamma-ray burst progenitors, in collaboration with Dr. A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam) and Prof. N. Langer (Utrecht University).

For informal enquiries please contact Jorick Vink (; please also copy any application to Dr Vink.

Full job packs are available from Human Resources Department, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, U.K., email or

Please quote post reference: RE06/05





Deadline: 1 April 2006