Research Associates in Theoretical Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Cambridge
Department of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Up to three positions may be offered, depending on the availability of funding. The successful candidates will work with academic staff (Henrik Latter, Gordon Ogilvie, Roman Rafikov) on theoretical and computational projects related to astrophysical dynamics, including (but not limited to) the fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics of accretion discs and protoplanetary systems, celestial mechanics, tides and stellar oscillations.

The successful candidate will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant area of theoretical astrophysics, N-body, planetary, or fluid dynamics, or magnetohydrodynamics, and have an established track record of original research and experience of working in collaboration.

The positions are expected to be available from 1 April 2023, but the start date is flexible and could be delayed until October 2023 at the latest for 3 years fixed term.

Further information about the Astrophysics Group can be found at

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting [email protected] or individual group members.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$0USD to $48,725USD

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 02
Application Deadline
2022 Dec 11
Reference Code


Mathematics HR Office