Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

University of Leeds School of Mathematics

United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funded project, which will investigate tidal flows in stars and giant planets, with the goal to understand the mechanisms of tidal dissipation. The project will involve performing hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical simulations to study tidal flows in spherical, ellipsoidal or Cartesian geometries, using and extending one or more existing codes. The results from these calculations will be applied to interpret current observations of extrasolar planets and close binary stars, and to make predictions.

You will work in close contact with  in the Department of Applied Mathematics, and you will join the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics research group, which is one of the largest such groups in the world. This project will strongly complement and benefit from other STFC-funded projects at Leeds, such as those in planetary/stellar dynamos, and magnetic and thermal evolution of magnetars. The post will be available from 1st April 2020.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or Planetary Sciences), together with experience in large-scale computing. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5165 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding constraints an offer will not be made above £33,797
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years, available from 01 April 2020 (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 17 January 2020
Reference:  EPSMA1005

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