Postdoc on Planet Formation in Stellar Clusters

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Queen Mary University of London
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Number of Positions Available
3 Years
Could the duration be extended?
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

United Kingdom

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Research Assistant is being recruited to work with Dr Thomas Haworth on the impact of star forming environment on planet formation. The goal will be to build on the work of Qiao et al. (2022) and Wilhelm et al. (2023) to study protoplanetary disk evolution/planet formation in star formation and feedback simulations for different star formation scenarios.

This position is part of the ERC consolidator grant of Dr Thomas Haworth (funded by UKRI guarantee funding). The team will maintain around 3 postdocs and 2 PhD students, with flexibility to work together and with others in the department to generate new ideas. The department includes four other academics working on exoplanet science and planet formation.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with a start date negotiable, but ideally commencing autumn 2024.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$40,223USD to $44,722USD
Included Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Application Details

Application Instructions
Apply online here

And contact Thomas Haworth ([email protected]) with any queries.
Publication Start Date
2024 May 08
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 06
Reference Code


Thomas Haworth