Research Fellow - Nuclear Astrophysics

Alexander Heger

Monash Centre for Astrophysics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Building 28, M401
Monash University, VIC 3800

Applications are invited for a full time research fellow (Level A/B) in the wider field of stellar evolution and nuclear astrophysics with Prof. Alexander Heger at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

The successful candidate must hold, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and should have experience in theoretical or numerical modelling in nuclear astrophysics in one or several of the following fields: formation and evolution of massive or very massive stars, supernovae, binary stars, stellar rotation and magnetic fields, gamma-ray burst and other transients and outbursts, galactic chemical evolution, formation and evolution first stars, and Type I X-ray burst and superbursts.

MoCA has very active research groups in Stellar Interiors and Nucleosynthesis (SINs - Lattanzio, Heger, Campbell, Mueller), High-energy Astrophysics (Galloway, Levin, Donea, Heger, Price, Mueller, Lazendic-Galloway, Thrane), Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and MHD (Monaghan; Price - star formation), Galaxy Evolution (Bown), Numerical General Relativity, and solar physics, amongst others. The initial appointment is for two years, at level A or B depending on experience. Extension for a third year contingent upon funding, satisfactory performance, and managment approval. Commencement date should be on or before Oct. 1, 2015.

To apply for this post, follow the link provided to the job listing at Monash. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to by the closing date.

Attention/Comments: For full application, please visit Monash web site at
The application needs to be submitted through the online web form.



Deadline: Monday, 1 December 2014, 11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (early morning hours in US).