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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Star Formation

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering 2 postdoctoral fellowships to work in star formation with support from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC Advanced Grant project Ejection Accretion Structures in YSOs (EASY) aims to understand the origin of outflows from young stars using guaranteed time on a variety of facilities including LOFAR, e-MERLIN, JWST, GRAVITY and SPIRou. One fellow recruited this year will work primarily in the field of radio astronomy (using existing and yet to be obtained data primarily from LOFAR and e-MERLIN. Note also that a LOFAR node is currently under construction in Ireland with DIAS involvement). The second fellow will concentrate his or her efforts on using the near-infrared interferometer GRAVITY to explore the “central engine” of YSOs. These fellowships are available for 4 years beginning October 2017 (the precise starting date is negotiable). Remuneration is based on these scales and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by August 4th, 2017. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field and have excellent data reduction skills. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and each fellow is expected to act as a mentor to an assigned PhD student for the duration of their contract.

Applications, and submission enquiries should be sent to Ms Eileen Flood, (eflood@cp.dias.ie). Detailed enquiries regarding scientific aspects of the project can be made to Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie).

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is an equal opportunity employer.

All positions benefit from generous Irish public service pension entitlements.