Astrophysics at Surrey
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
The Department of Physics at the University of Surrey is in the process of starting an astrophysics research group. The group will be chaired by Professor Mark Gieles and Professor Justin Read. Soon this page will contain more details on research projects and the group, who are being recruited at this moment. There are 2 PhD positions available, starting in the Autumn of 2013, for a period of 3.5 years. To apply, please see here:
Further details below:
TWO PHD POSITIONS IN ASTROPHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
The University of Surrey offers 2 PhD positions starting in the fall of 2013, for a period of 3.5 years.
The successful candidates will work in the new astrophysics group at the University of Surrey under the supervision of Justin Read and Mark Gieles. The PhD projects will focus on dynamical studies of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and its (globular) star clusters. The projects will be theoretical and computational in nature and aim at providing synergy with the upcoming ESA Gaia mission and related surveys.
The University of Surrey is part of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet), which consists of 7 Universities in the South East of the United Kingdom. Of particular interest is the SEPNet Graduate School which offers advanced graduate courses and training which will be available to the successful candidate and form part of the training and education.
Applicants must have a masters degree or equivalent in physics, mathematics, astronomy or astrophysics at the time of start of the PhD and the posts are open to students of all nationalities, however there will be a shortfall in the funding for students that do not have a UK/EU nationality. Interested candidates from outside of the UK/EU are urged to consider additional funding from schemes in their home country and they can contact us with questions related to this.
Applications should be made online using the University of Surrey PhD student application web page. Applicants should upload a full CV and contact details of 2 references. Research experience (if any) and a brief motivation (max 1 page) should be included in the application.
Applicants can address informal enquiries about this position to Prof. Mark Gieles (email@example.com, tel: +441483-683171) and/or Prof. Justin Read (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +4144 632 71 29).
Closing Date: 1 March 2013.