Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Extragalactic and Stellar Astrophysics

University of Warwick

Postdoctorate Position 3 years Coventry, UK

Uploaded 25 Jun 2020

Job Description

The Astronomy and Astrophysics group seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Dr Elizabeth Stanway on understanding the role of chemical enrichment in our interpretation of stellar populations. They will explore both the development and the observational applications of new stellar population models incorporating non-Solar abundance ratios, as part of the Binary Population and Spectral Synthesis (BPASS) project. Areas of investigation may include the impact of non-Solar abundances on inferred stellar population properties, on transient rates and on spectral features. 

The position is available immediately for a duration of up to three years, ending no later than 31 March 2023. While it may be possible to apply for an extension due to Covid-19 delays to recruitment, this is not guaranteed. Applicants should submit a signed covering letter with a concise description of their research or technical accomplishments & interests, as well as a CV including a full publication list. They should provide the names of a minimum of two academic references. 

Please direct informal inquiries to Dr. Elizabeth Stanway ([email protected]). Further information on the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be found at and information on the BPASS project at

Person Specification

The candidate must hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in astrophysics or a related field. The ideal candidate will be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of an international research team. Experience in stellar evolution, model atmospheres, observational studies of extragalactic stellar populations or transient astronomy is strongly preferred.