Armagh Observatory & Planetarium Postgraduate Research Associate Massive Stars

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Armagh Observatory
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Job Description

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will be responsible for pursuing theoretical research on models for the atmosphere and winds from very massive stars (VMS). The objective is to build new hydrodynamically consistent stellar atmospheres of VMS, and to assess its effect on evolution and feedback.

This research contributes to a wider UK consortium programme BRIDGCE and includes the participation of Prof R Hirschi from Keele University (an expert in the stellar evolution) and Prof. Alison Laird from the University of York (an expert in Nuclear Astrophysics).

Situated in Armagh, Northern Ireland, AOP delivers internationally recognised research in astronomy and related sciences and vibrant educational and outreach programmes for all ages. Research staff work on a range of topics, from the study of our Sun and Solar System to distant galaxies, have access to all UK national observing facilities, including ESO, ALMA and ESA, and participate in several international projects such as XSHOOTU, WEAVE, GOTO, I-LOFAR and CTA.

This is a 2.5 year fixed-term position (with a possible 6-month extension) which is funded by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Applicants should have a strong research record and have or be expected to obtain a PhD in astrophysics by the start date.

Full details of the post are available via our website

Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a CV (with a list of publications and presentations) and a statement of research interests (maximum of two pages) to [email protected] by Friday 1st March 2024 @ 1600hrs.

Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be emailed to [email protected] by the same deadline.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Lisa O’Neill ([email protected]).

AOP has Project Juno Practitioner status and actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$41,757USD to $43,194USD

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 31
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 01


Lisa O'Neill