Postdoctoral position in extragalactic stellar spectroscopy

Ben Davies

Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Science Park ic2
146 Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L3 5RF
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position working with Ben Davies at the Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. The aim of the project is to develop and exploit the use of massive stars as probes of their host galaxy's abundances and chemical evolution. This will be done using state-of-the-art model atmospheres in conjunction with near-IR spectroscopy from the VLT and Keck.

Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics or a closely related field. Experience with model atmospheres of cool stars, massive stars, near-infrared spectroscopy, and automated spectral fitting is especially desirable.

The position is guaranteed for a period of two years in the first instance, with a possibility of extension subject to funding. The expected start date will be from 1 April 2014 or as near as possible. The salary will be in the range £30,727 - £36,661 per annum

For further information, and to apply for this position on-line, please visit and enter the vacancy reference number 708. Alternatively contact the HR Department on 0151 904 6130/6131, or email:

For informal inquires, please contact Ben Davies at

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2014