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Postdoctoral position at the University of Central Lancashire

Posted by Maohai Huang at February 16. 2011

Position Title: Dust emission from forming and evolving galaxies

Institution: Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire

Attention: Dr. Cristina C. Popescu

Email address for inquiries:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Jeremiah
Horrocks Institute for Astrophysics and Supercomputing of the University
of Central Lancashire, UK, to carry out research into dust emission from
forming and evolving galaxies, working with Dr. Cristina Popescu. The
holder of this position will perform calculations of the transfer of
radiation in numerically simulated galaxies, with the aim of predicting
the relation of the amplitude and spectrum of dust emission to the basic
physical characteristics of the galaxies and their environment,
considered in a cosmological context. The postdoctoral fellow will have
access to the state-of-the art cosmological simulations and dusty
radiative transfer codes developed at the Horrocks Institute. There will
also be outstanding opportunities for confrontation of these predictions
with state-of-the-art observations due to the participation of the
Horrocks Institute in Herschel Space Observatory/ATLAS
far-infrared/submm and GAMA optical spectroscopic extragalactic surveys.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in astrophysics or a closely
related field. He or she would ideally have experience in dusty
radiative transfer/dust emission calculations; some familiarity with
N-body/SPH/AMR calculations and/or semi-analytic galaxy
formation/chemical evolution models also would be of advantage. However,
scientists with other research backgrounds in theoretical and
observational extragalactic astronomy who are highly motivated to work
in these areas of research are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The research program for this position will be done in the context of an
international collaboration and offers excellent opportunities for
developing scientific contacts with our collaborators in the UK,
Germany, USA and Australia.

The position is available from June 2011. The closing date for the
receipt of applications is 29 April 2011. Applicants should submit
electronic copies of their CV, publication list, research interests &
plans, and the contact details for three referees, along with the
Application Form (available from URL3 above) to (cc'd to Dr. Cristina Popescu; please quote reference number 31A-04-02 (Research
Associate Dust Emission).

The Horrocks Institute is comprised of nearly 40 staff and students,
making it one of the largest in the UK. We are located on the
University's main campus, on a pleasant site in the centre of Preston.
Preston itself is nestled on the edge of the beautiful Ribble Valley and
the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Lake
District, Peak District, and Yorkshire Dales are all within an hour
reach. Both Manchester and Liverpool are within 45 minutes reach.

For further information, contact Dr. Cristina Popescu

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(Application Details at the University of Central Lancashire's academic
vacancies) (Jeremiah Horrocks Institute's
webpage) (UCLan
application forms)


Dr. Cristina C. Popescu

Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Astrophysics and Supercomputing

University of Central Lancashire

Preston PR1 2HE

United Kingdom

tel: +44-1772-89-3551

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