Research Fellow in Astrophysics
University of St Andrews, School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom

The School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking an ambitious Research Fellow to work on modelling star formation in a galactic context.


Applications are invited for an active researcher in the area of numerical simulations of star formation to study the galactic triggering of star formation including feedback from young stars, and the generation of self-consistent models of molecular clouds. The successful candidate should have experience in numerical simulations using either grid-based or SPH methods. Experience with magnetohydrodynamics or modelling stellar feedback will be advantageous. 


You will be expected to play a leading role in modeling how star formation is initiated and the formation of massive stars and stellar clusters.


The School of Physics & Astronomy offers a vibrant and modern work environment. Astrophysics research in St Andrews combines theoretical, numerical and observational research in star formation, protoplanetary discs, extra-solar planets, stellar magnetic activity, star-planet interaction, gravitational lensing, active galactic nuclei, galaxy dynamics and cosmology.


The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field, with experience in numerical modelling.  Starting 1 October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.  The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to a total of three years, and is in collaboration with Prof Ian Bonnell. High performance computing is available through the University’s HPC cluster.

Informal enquiries to Ian Bonnell, e-mail:

Candidates should send a CV, publication list, and a brief statement of research interest.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

Please Quote Reference: AR2238MR

Closing Date: 15 August 2019

Further Particulars AR2238MR FPs.doc

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