Research Fellow in Astrochemistry and Exoplanet Atmospheres

Ref. 09/100895

School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast

Applications are invited for a 3-year Post Doctoral Research Fellowship position to work under the supervision of Professor T J Millar in the development of chemical and physical models of exoplanet atmospheres. The post is located within the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) of the School of Mathematics and Physics. ARC is one of the founders of the WASP Project and operates and maintains the SuperWASP facility on La Palma. The Molecular Astrophysics and Exoplanet Groups within ARC are well supported by STFC and other bodies. In total, the groups comprise of 5 academic staff, 4 research staff and a number of PhD students.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject either awarded or submitted by the time of taking up the post. Experience of modelling techniques used in molecular astrophysics or in exoplanet atmospheres is essential. All candidates must demonstrate a reasonable number of high quality, refereed publications commensurate with stage of career.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Alan Fitzsimmons (email:

An application pack for the post, containing further details of the essential and desirable criteria, as well as instructions on how to submit an application, is available from our website:

Salary: 29,704-34,435 pounds per annum (including contribution points).

Closing date: 4.00 pm, Friday 5 June 2009