PDRA: Very Massive Stars
Dept of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, S3 7RH
A PDRA position, funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, is available for three years from 1 Jul 2012 to support a HST/STIS programme http://pacrowther.staff.shef.ac.uk/R136_stis.html which seeks to construct the mass function of very massive stars within the young, rich star cluster R136 via a comprehensive census of the central parsec at UV and optical wavelengths.
The successful applicant will take a lead role in the reduction and analysis of the HST datasets, and should have a PhD in astronomy or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with observational or theoretical experience in one or more of the following fields: stellar atmospheres, evolution of massive stars, young star clusters. A good track record of published research is also expected.
Applications (including CV, list of publications and a statement of research interests) should be submitted via weblink, with three reference letters sent separately. On-line application queries to e-Recruitment@sheffield.ac.uk
Salary: £28,401 per annum
Attention/Comments: Reference Number UOS 004056
Deadline: 30 Apr 2012