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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Astronomy and Astrophysics (Groningen) - 31 Mar 2022

The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the field of Exoplanets. We are particularly interested in a candidate with a strong background in Planetary Sciences who can connect to the key themes of the Dutch Origins Centre and engage in collaborations with other institutes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering and with SRON and universities across the Netherlands. The mission of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is to perform front-line research in astronomy, astrophysics and related fields, aided by the proximity of NWO-institutes ASTRON and SRON and the NOVA labs, and to provide an excellent educational environment for both graduate and undergraduate studies. The University of Groningen is currently in or near the top 100 on several influential international ranking lists. As Assistant Professor you will develop your own research line/group, supervise PhD students, acquire external funding, teach and contribute to the organization of the faculty. We encourage you to apply if you have a PhD degree in Astronomy or closely aligned field (such as Physics, Planetary Sciences or Geosciences) and at least two years of postdoctoral experience, a developed international network, excellent research qualities and a good track record in teaching (appropriate for your career stage). A complete application consists of a single pdf file including a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position, a CV, including a list of your publications and a list with names of at least three references, a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’, a list of five ‘key research outputs’, a statement of your teaching goals and experience and a description of your scientific interest and plans. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to recruitment@rug.nl. The deadline for applications for this position is 9am CET on March 31st, 2022. More details concerning the description of the position, working conditions, pre-requisites and how to apply can be found here: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0008Z0P&cat=wp.

ERC funded PhD and post-doc positions on protoplanetary disk evolution - (Garching) - 13 Apr 2022

In the context of the ERC Starting Grant WANDA (https://www.eso.org/~cmanara/wanda_erc.html) hosted at the ESO headquarters in Garching, Germany, PhD and post-doctoral positions are being opened. The Post-Doc researcher(s) will work on optical high-resolution spectroscopy and integral field spectroscopy of pre-main sequence stars, and/or on analysis of high spatial resolution near-infrared and millimeter data. The Post-Doc researcher(s) will collaborate with the WANDA team and other collaborators at ESO, and interact with collaborators from the international ULLYSES and PENELLOPE projects (see here https://sites.bu.edu/odysseus/ for details) and many other colleagues, while being fully inserted in the ESO science environment. Help in supervising the PhD students in the group will be an asset. The PhD student(s) will develop an original research program based on optical high-resolution spectroscopy and integral field spectroscopy of pre-main sequence stars. The aim is to determine wind properties for these targets, to be compared with disk morphologies, as well as their stellar and accretion properties. The PhD student(s) will collaborate with the WANDA team and other collaborators at ESO, and interact with collaborators from the international ULLYSES and PENELLOPE projects (see here https://sites.bu.edu/odysseus/ for details) and many other colleagues, while being fully inserted in the ESO science environment. The deadline to submit application is April, 13th 2022, and the starting date for the positions is flexible between May and December 2022. Information on the required application material and on the duration of the contracts is available in the attached ads and at https://www.eso.org/~cmanara/wanda_erc.html#jobs

Research Associate in Computational Star and Planet Formation - (Sheffield) - 10 May 2022

As a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, you will work with Dr Richard Parker to quantify the effects of heating from short-lived radioisotopes (SLRs) 26-Al and 60-Fe on the formation and evolution of planetary systems, funded by the Royal Society. We will calculate the yields from these SLRs in different astrophysical environments (e.g. dense star clusters versus sparse stellar associations), assuming a variety of different delivery mechanisms (supernovae, stellar winds). We will use these yields to model the contribution of 26-Al and 60-Fe the long-term heating of planetesimals and young planetary systems. You will join a world-leading research group on star and planet formation and will collaborate with external partners outside of the University of Sheffield. You should have a PhD in astrophysics or geophysics and preferably numerical/theoretical/computational experience in one or more of the following fields: planet formation, star formation, fluid dynamics, N-body or hydrodynamical simulations. To apply, follow the link below, and in addition to the online application form, please upload a 2 page summary of research interests and a list of publications. Link to apply: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/COX631/research-associate-in-computational-planet-formation